Plymouth man arrested after fleeing and removing ankle monitor

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. - The Marshall County Sheriff's Department reports that on Thursday around 8:35 a.m. officers from Marshall County Community Corrections attempted to do a home check on a client living at a residence in the 5000 block of Pine Road.

The client, 21-year-old Braden D. Masten, had an active arrest warrant for a Theft case.

Officers from the Marshall County Police Department, Plymouth Police Department, and Indiana Conservation Officers also responded to the residence.

Corrections officers then reported they saw Masten exit the residence through a window and head into a wooded area northeast of the residence.

Authorities say they formed a perimeter around the area, and a K9 unit was called to the scene.

Upon arrival, the K9 unit began to track Masten.

While searching the area, documents state evidence was found that Masten forcibly removed his court ordered ankle monitor.

The K9 unit and officers searched the woods and swamps in the area for several hours.

Clothing that Masten was said to have been wearing was discovered during the track.

A drone was then deployed by Indiana Conservation Officers to search the area.

Around 12:50 p.m., a resident reported seeing Masten in a farm field located in the 14000 block of 5C Road, just east of Michigan Road.

Masten was then seen running in the area, but eventually surrendered.

Masten was taken into custody by Marshall County Community Corrections staff and transported to the Marshall County Jail.

Masten was arrested for the active level 5 felony Theft warrant, and for Escape, a level 6 felony.

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