Indicted Lake County Sheriff denies allegations, blames rival politician

Crime

LAKE COUNTY, Ind. — A Lake County sheriff was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on charges of resisting law enforcement and reckless driving.  

Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. denies the allegations. 

The law enforcement officer claims they were started by a rival politician who he did not name. 

Martinez is accused of fleeing from a Crown Point officer who tried to stop him on Sept. 18. He’s also accused of driving recklessly at speeds that endangered others. 

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Martinez will not be arrested. He will be summoned to appear on a future date, however.  

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