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Guilty verdicts in robbery, resisting

A Fort Wayne man who led police on a high-speed chase after a robbery was convicted this week in Allen Superior Court.

And it wasn’t without drama, as 34-year-old Anthony C. Martin had to be removed from the courtroom on the second day after he threw a fit. As he was led down the hall, he screamed about his court-appointed attorney the entire length of the building. He was brought back into the courtroom later after he calmed down, but for a while his trial continued in his absence.

Martin and Frederick Freeman were each charged with robbery.

Martin was also charged with resisting law enforcement and Freeman was charged with pointing a firearm after Freeman went into the Shell station at Maplecrest Road and East State Boulevard, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded cash.

Freeman got into a car driven by Martin and the two fled at a high rate of speed after they were spotted by police.

Both were quickly captured after they bailed out of the vehicle.

Martin was convicted of the robbery and resisting charges and being a habitual offender. He is to be sentenced next month.

In November, Freeman was sentenced to more than 40 years on the charges of robbery, pointing a firearm and being a habitual offender.