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Chase Leads to Drug Related Charge

(La Porte, IN) - A man is back in jail on drug-related charges following a chase in La Porte.  Thomas Martz, II, of La Porte was still being held Wednesday in the La Porte County Jail on a $755 bond on Level 6 felony unlawful possession of a syringe.  An initial hearing in the case was held November 30th in La Porte Circuit Court where an omnibus hearing was set for February 15th.


According to court documents, the 27-year-old Martz was walking on I Street when a patrol officer recognized him and knew he had a warrant out for his arrest on a charge of possession of paraphernalia.


The officer began turning around in his police vehicle when Martz allegedly began running.  He was chased until caught near Kingsporte Avenue, per police testimony, with what appeared to be a recently-used syringe removed from his pants pocket.


The warrant for his arrest was issued October 26th, according to court records. 

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