(LOOGOOTEE) – A Loogootee woman wanted on a warrant for failure to appear is now facing additional charges.
On January 29th at 12:36 p.m., Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy Major Keith Keller went to an address west of Loogootee in an attempt to locate Roberta J. Warren. Warren was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear out of Martin County on meth-related charges.
Major Keller arrived at the location and immediately observed Warren as he entered the entrance of a business. Major Keller placed Warren in custody and waited for additional units for transportation.
As Major Keller was awaiting additional units, Warren was able to free her right wrist from the handcuffs. Once her wrist was free, she ran towards an exit on the north end of the building.
A physical scuffle ensued as Warren physically resisted Major Keller. A few minutes later he gained compliance from Warren. Deputy Jonathan Wells arrived and assisted in taking Warren back into custody.
Indiana State Police Master Trooper Jarron Lents, Trooper Andrew Beaver, and Loogootee Police Department Captain Jason Hennette arrived a short time later. Trooper Lents transported Warren to the Daviess County Jail.
Roberta Warren, 36, Loogootee was arrested and charged with escape a Level 5 felony, resisting law enforcement. a Class A misdemeanor and on the Martin County warrant for failure to appear.