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Owensboro man facing multiple charges after Evansville carjacking

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Myles K. Martin, 36. (Source: Vanderbrugh County Jail) Myles K. Martin, 36. (Source: Vanderbrugh County Jail)
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Evansville police say an Owensboro man is facing multiple charges after he carjacked a woman and ran from police. 

Evansville Police say 36-year-old Myles K. Martin was with an unknown female were sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot in the 2300 block of North Green River Road around 8:00 Saturday morning. 

Pennie Hart says she pulled into the lot to open her business for the day, and as she parked her SUV, Martin approached her and pointed a handgun at her. He told her to get out of her car. Hart says she then ran into the business.

Police say Martin took the SUV and left northbound on Green River Road and the female in the white car also left the area. 

Hart says she called 911 and gave a description of her Lexus SUV and the plate number. Detectives say Martin was found sitting in the SUV in the Sugar Mill Creek Apartment Complex a few minutes later.

When officers attempted to arrest Martin, police say he refused to put his hands up where they could see them and took off in the SUV. Authorities say he hit a parked car, but did not stop.

Police say Martin was armed, dangerous and refused to surrender. An officer fired two rounds at the SUV's tires, causing one of the them to go flat as he continued to drive.

We're told Martin drove into a field next to the apartment complex and got stuck. He ran way from the SUV, but was caught at a nearby intersection.

The handgun used in the carjacking was found in the SUV. 

Police say Martin has been charged with a long list of charges:

  • Armed Robbery- B felony 
  • Carjacking with threat of force- B felony 
  • Possession of gun by a Convicted Felon- B felony 
  • Resisting Law Enforcement- C felony 
  • Resisting Law Enforcement- D felony 
  • Resisting Law Enforcement- A misdemeanor 
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia- A misdemeanor 

Police have not found the white car or the female that was with Martin when the incident began. Anyone with information on her or the car is asked to call EPD at 812-436-7979 or the WeTip Hotline.

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