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December 6, 2012

Police: Man arrested after hiding in school classroom

NEW CASTLE — Police said a South Side man arrested on warrants was found hiding in a school classroom after a sporting event.

New Castle police reported that Marlon T. Mercer, 26, of 510 Waldo St., was at a basketball game at George Washington Junior High School around 8:20 p.m. Monday. Officers saw him inside the gymnasium and knew he was wanted on a domestic violence charge.

Mercer walked out of the gym into a hallway carrying a child, saw police and gave the child to another adult, officers said. He then walked away as officers told him to stop.

He then ran into a crowd, through a hallway door and turned a corner into an open classroom as police chased him, they said. Mercer gave himself up in the empty classroom and was arrested.

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