Two Starke County Offenders Charged with Escape

Two Starke County Community Corrections clients have been charged with Escape after reportedly cutting off their ankle bracelets.

Brenan Sanchez and Dustin Spencer allegedly tampered with their electronic monitoring devices earlier this week. They were then reportedly involved in a breaking and entering incident in the Mishawaka area and are currently being housed in the St. Joseph County Jail on a preliminary charge of Criminal Trespass.

Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff said a charge of Escape has been filed against the pair. Formal charges in St. Joseph County are pending.

Dustin Spencer has a long list of offenses in Starke County with the most recent being a Criminal Recklessness charge on which he was serving a sentence on home detention through Starke County Community Corrections. Brenan Sanchez was on home detention after pleaded guilty to a charge of Battery as a Class C felony.

They will be transported to Starke Circuit Court to face their new charge of Escape.