UPDATE @ 4:18 p.m.:
A Hamilton man was captured twice by police today — once after a foot chase with Fairfield Twp. police and another after fleeing the hospital, while nude, where he had been taken.
At around 3:45 p.m., Verlon Ray Martin, 33, of Campbell Avenue, who was being watched by hospital security, fled from Bethesda Butler Hospital on Hamilton-Mason Road wearing only his hospital gown, said Fairfield Twp. Police Sgt. Jamie Mays.
Martin ditched his hospital gown as he fled toward a wooded area across the street and was naked when arrested, he said.
Martin was initially approached by an officer just after 3 p.m. in the 2000 block of Exeter Street in the township and gave a fake name. Then he ran.
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The only visible injury Martin had was to a hand, which Mays believes he likely injured when he was “jumping multiple fences” as he ran.
Martin was charged with obstruction of justice for providing a false name and possession of a drug abuse instrument when police found a hypodermic needle in a pocket of his camouflage jacket.
Township officers left Martin in the custody of hospital security and intended to return when he was discharged to take him to the Butler County Jail.
Martin has multiple warrants for his arrest out of Hamilton Municipal and Butler County courts, Mays said.
Martin has been arrested on theft, aggravated robbery, burglary, domestic violence, driving under suspension, various drug-related charges, and fleeing or eluding an officer, according to court records.
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INITIAL REPORT @ 3:17 p.m.:
Fairfield Twp. police apprehended a man who fled in the township’s Five Points area, officials said.
Police said the man had an active warrant for arrest and ran when he saw officers.
While officers were in pursuit, the suspect fell and was apprehended near the five-point intersection at Hamilton-Mason Road at about 2:20 p.m. A Fairfield Twp. ambulance came to treat his injuries before he was taken into custody and to the Butler County Jail, police said.
The city of Hamilton Police Department assisted in apprehending the suspect, who was taken to an area hospital by ambulance.
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