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Citizen tip aids police in apprehending man who escaped from custody


Petersburg police apprehended Chase Martin, 19, last Friday evening from a residence on Lumber Street after he escaped custody earlier in the week.

Chief Kelly Swihart said an officer originally arrested Martin Tuesday evening on charges of Theft and Violating Conditions of Release. He later complained of a medical issue so the officer escorted Martin to Petersburg Medical Center where he then fled and escaped at about 10:30 p.m.

Swihart said police issued a $25,000 outstanding arrest warrant. Officers also became aware that local residents were assisting Martin after he fled.

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