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Police: Iowa Man Who Escaped Handcuffs Returns

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    April 3, 2014 | 1:20 pm
    IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa City man who police say eluded arrest after slipping out of his handcuffs has turned himself in.

    Authorities say 22-year-old Pedro Gemartino showed up Wednesday at the Johnson County Jail to face several charges stemming from an incident on May 30th.

    The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Gemartino had been pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving. He's accused of slipping out of his handcuffs as police transported him from a squad car to the county jail.

    Authorities failed to locate Gemartino after he fled on foot,
    Authorities say 22-year-old Pedro Gemartino showed up Wednesday at the Johnson County Jail to face several charges stemming from an incident on May 30th.

    The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports Gemartino had been pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving. He's accused of slipping out of his handcuffs as police transported him from a squad car to the county jail.

    Authorities failed to locate Gemartino after he fled on foot, and they issued a warrant for his arrest.

    Gemartino is charged with driving while barred, along with two felony charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and escape of a felon.

    Court records do not list an attorney. and they issued a warrant for his arrest.

    Gemartino is charged with driving while barred, along with two felony charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and escape of a felon.

    Court records do not list an attorney.
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