A Bedford man is being held in the Orange County Jail after fleeing from police, escaping, and fleeing again.
At 6:45 PM this evening, Trooper Mike Allen initiated a traffic stop on a car for speeding and not using a turn signal along State Road 37 near Vincennes Street.
Arrested and Charged was Martin Dale Robbins, 54, Bedford, IN
– Operating while Suspended, Habitual Traffic Violator – Life, Level 6 Felony
– Theft, Level 6 Felony
– Operating While Intoxicated, Level 6 Felony
– Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
Charges from Orleans Police Department:
– Escape, Level 5 Felony
– Residential Entry, Level 6 Felony
As the car came to a stop, the driver, Robbins of Bedford, jumped out of the car and began running away from Trooper Allen. Allen chased and caught Robbins, placing him into custody.
Robbins was placed into an Orleans Police Department police car, which had a transport cage in the back seat.
As Allen went nearly a block away from the police car to get a statement from a witness near the location of the foot pursuit, Robbins slipped his handcuffs from behind his back to his front, and climbed out of the cage into the driver’s seat of the police car.
Robbins then ran a second time, attempting to hide from police.
Police set up a perimeter in the area until Trooper Stephen Sexton and his K-9 partner, Magill, could arrive and begin tracking Robbins.
After a short time, Sexton and Magill found Robbins hiding in a shed at 325 South Second Street, Orleans. He was placed into custody.
Robbins was transported to the Orange County Jail where he is being held on numerous charges. Robbins was additionally wanted on warrants through California for burglary and through Lawrence County, Indiana for driving as a habitual traffic violator.