Delphos officers were dispatched to the 300 block of South Main Street at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday after witnesses reported a woman and man in a physical altercation.
On arrival, officers found the unidentified woman who was visibly upset. The woman claims she was assaulted by a former boyfriend after he arrived at her apartment. She claimed they got into a verbal argument and it turned physical as it escalated. The woman also told officers the former boyfriend stole her wallet during the course of the confrontation and fled on foot as he saw police approaching.
City police observed the man running from the scene but he refused to stop upon police commands to return. Police located the man several hours later walking on S.R. 309 at Lehman Road.
The man was identified as Terrance Barnes, 23, of 944 Brice Avenue, Lima. Police did speak to Barnes and later recovered the victim’s wallet that he had hidden a short distance from the scene.
Barnes was transported to the Allen County Jail on charges of assault, theft and obstructing official business. He is being held in the Allen County Jail pending his court appearance in Lima Municipal Court.
The woman did not require medical treatment.