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Man jumps into swamp and goes from swim in dirty water to get away from police

By Mason White 12:18 PM April 15, 2016
James Lyn Dubiak 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Police in Florida, confronted a wanted man, and as the officer ordered him to place his hands behind his back, he ran away.

24-year old James Lyn Dubiak of Crestview, was wanted for violating probation on burglary charges after he was caught breaking into a car at a home on Aplin Road.

However, when police confronted him, the man jumped into a swamp to escape from an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

The suspect now faces two additional felony charges in addition to his outstanding warrants.

Investigators said that deputies was called to 2927 Aplin Road around 1:15 p.m., and found Dubiak sitting in the driver’s seat of a Chevrolet Impala parked in the driveway.

Dubiak climbed out of the passenger side and began to walk away. The deputy noticed the car’s rear window was broken and tried to grab Dubiak’s arm, but he pulled away and fled.

The deputy chased Dubiak through the woods until he went into a swamp with a water depth of more than six feet. He managed to get away, but not for long.

“You can run but you can’t hide forever,” police said on Facebook about Dubiak.

Police said that they received a call from an anonymous caller, stating that Dubiak was walking in the area of Cross Street in Crestview around 3:45 p.m.

“Dubiak was observed walking into the front of a yard and fled on foot. Following a short foot pursuit, he was lost in the wooded area of West Bowers Avenue. However, a ‪K9‬ team came in to track Dubiak, and deputies closed in on his hiding spot on Bowers Avenue. He emerged from the swamp and was taken into custody without incident,” police said.