Inmate attempts to escape, faces additional charges

From Local Sources


JASPER — A 19-year-old Jasper man now faces charges of escape after he evaded Dubois County Sheriff's Office jail officers today and ran away on foot for nearly four blocks.

Dylan Achbach, 415 S. Truman Rd, Jasper, was arrested Friday and had an initial court appearance in Dubois Circuit Court today for charges that included a Level 3 felony count of aggravated battery, Level 5 felony counts of domestic battery with a deadly weapon and domestic battery causing serious bodily injury, a Level 6 felony count of strangulation and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

After his hearing today, Achbach attempted around 2 p.m. to escape police custody and ran on foot for about four blocks before a sheriff's office detective and an off-duty deputy who were nearby apprehended him.

Achbach now faces additional charges of escape, A Level 5 felony, punishable by an additional one to six years in prison.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Sheriff's office officers were assisted by the Jasper City Police Department.

Achbach’s escape attempt was the second from the Courthouse Square in less than three months. The sheriff’s office thwarted an escape attempt in March involving Nick M. Kreilein, 43, 406 S. Main St., Huntingburg.

Kreilein has been incarcerated at the Dubois County Security Center since March 6 on charges that include Level 5 felony fraud on a financial institution, two Level 6 felony counts of driving while classified as a habitual traffic violator and Level 6 felony counts of theft, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

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