Man arrested after breaking out window of constable’s car, escaping custody

Man sought after breaking out window of constable’s car, escaping custody

PITTSBURGH — A man has been arrested after he broke out a back window of a constable’s car in order to escape custody Monday while being taken to the Allegheny County Jail, authorities said Tuesday morning.

Robert Logsdon, 22, had initially been arrested in Bellevue. He was in custody when he broke the window of the constable’s car and jumped out just before 6:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Fort Pitt Boulevard and Stanwix Street in downtown Pittsburgh, authorities said.

According to the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Logsdon was handcuffed behind his back but managed to maneuver his hands to the front to break the window.

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Logsdon was being taken to jail on three warrants for violation of parole, the Sheriff’s Office said. He had pleaded guilty in cases from 2016, 2017 and 2019 regarding criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking and resisting arrest.

Authorities said Logsdon was found shortly after midnight Tuesday hiding in a closet of a second-floor bedroom at his girlfriend’s home in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. He refused to obey commands and a Taser was used before he was again arrested.

Logsdon’s girlfriend, 23-year-old Shania Steinmetz, was also arrested and faces charges of hindering apprehension and disorderly conduct.

Police are searching for Robert Logsdon, 22, who police say escaped from an Allegheny County constable in downtown Pittsburgh on Jan. 13, 2020.
Police are searching for Robert Logsdon, 22, who police say escaped from an Allegheny County constable in downtown Pittsburgh on Jan. 13, 2020. (Allegheny County Sheriff's Office)
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