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Man jumps in Hardy Lake after chase by deputies
Courier Staff Report
Monday, April 14, 2014 11:00 AM
Sheriff's deputies arrested two Madison men Saturday after they led deputies on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle.
The 2001 Jeep Cherokee had been reported missing earlier in the day, and deputies found two men in the vehicle on Deputy Pike.
Danny E. Robinson, 39, and Christopher S. Boyle, 32, led officers across several county roads and eventually through a field that led to Hardy Lake, according to a news release from Sheriff John Wallace.
Robinson jumped in the water, and Wallace said officers lost sight of him in the marshes. Boyle took off on foot, and was taken into custody near the county line, Wallace said.
A few hours later, police found Robinson in the marsh, where he was believed to have hypothermia, Wallace said. Wallace said the water was 56 degrees at the time he was taken into custody.
Robinson was taken to King's Daughters' Hospital for treatment and later to the Jefferson County Jail.
Boyle faces two charges of resisting law enforcement and one charge of possession of stolen property. Robinson faces charges of possession of stolen property, two counts of resisting law enforcement and possession of a controlled substance.
Robinson had two active warrants, Wallace said. The first is from Jefferson County for failure to appear for a driving while suspended with a prior conviction case. The second is a Marion County warrant for robbery and criminal confinement.
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