Police: Iowa man who escaped handcuffs returns

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — 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 30.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/11eX5VT ) 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.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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