WARSAW — A Cromwell man was arrested after fleeing from law enforcement twice.
Michael Alan Garman, 34, 3757 N. CR 900W Lot #212, Cromwell, is being charged with two counts of resisting law enforcement; reckless driving, a class C misdemeanor; driving while suspended, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On Aug. 27, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department noticed a vehicle completely cross the center line of the road while traveling on CR 900N. The officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Garman. Garman failed to produced a driver’s license and provided the officer with a false name and date of birth.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, when questioned about the false information, Garman drove off, traveling west at a speed of 90 miles per hour. After driving several miles and failing to stop at a stop sign, Garman’s vehicle exited the road and entered a field. The vehicle was found but Garman had fled on foot.
On Aug. 28, the officer saw Garman and exited his vehicle to confront him; Garman ran off into a cornfield and fled on foot. Officers apprehended Garman.
A records check indicated Garman had a suspended driver’s license. Officers also discovered a black glass smoking device containing a burnt residue on the ground from where Garman entered the corn field.
Garman told officers he fled because he has an outstanding arrest warrant. He apologized for fleeing.
He has already been arrested and released on his own recognizance. Garman has an initial hearing date at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Kosciusko Superior Court 3.