MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An inmate from the West Virginia Department of Corrections took an ambulance from Ruby Memorial and attempted an escape Friday in Morgantown, police said.


Craig Martisko

At 2:25 p.m. Craig Allen Martisko, 45, of Granville, allegedly took the ambulance and drove in the direction of West Virginia 705. Martisko was in an orange jump suit and handcuffed when he crashed near Chateau Royale and ran up a hill from Don Nehlen Drive.

A canine officer tracked Martisko to Building 2700 of Chateau Royale where he was attempting to break into an apartment.

The suspect was arrested without further incident.

While fleeing police say Martisko hit a Star City ambulance, several cars and fixed objects. He was examined before being taken back to the North Central Regional Jail.