Porter County Standoff Update: Capture
August 14, 2013 — Porter County Sheriff David Lain say his department has Eric Martin in custody tonight, after he kept law enforcement officers in a standoff in Jackson Township for about six hours.
Sheriff’s spokesman Sergeant Larry LaFlower says they took Martin into custody around 9 p.m. at 363 East County Road 1050 North near Chesterton.
Police used a robot to search of the home, along with flash devices at the scene around 8 p.m. Porter County’s explosive control unit arrived earlier in the evening, along with people who appear to be family members of a man in a standoff with police.
Sheriff Dave Lain says officers were checking reports of a disturbance at the residence, possibly involving Martin, when gunshots were fired during the afternoon, starting a standoff when he resisted police. Police were there to talk with him about his father who, after a trip to the hospital, returned to the house to communicate with his son toward a peaceful resolution to the standoff.
The standoff caused 1050 North to be blocked by law enforcement officers during the standoff.