An attempt by Sarnia Police Thursday evening to arrest a man wanted in connection with a home invasion in the north end of the city has resulted in the suspect evading police, even after an officer was forced to fire his weapon as the vehicle driven by the suspect allegedly attempted to run the officer down.
Robin Alexander Maness
The incident began around 10:40 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 25) when police say 32-year-old Robin Alexander Maness was seen pulling into a business parking lot on south Vidal Street. He was said to be driving a red Cadillac crossover SUV. Maness is wanted in connection with a Jan. 25, 2012 home invasion in the north end of Sarnia.
When police approached the vehicle to arrest Maness, the vehicle accelerated in what police say was an attempt to strike one of the officers. A second officer was forced to discharge his firearm at that point and Maness and a female passenger fled the area in the vehicle, southbound on Vidal Street.
Police pursued the vehicle for a short distance, but called off the pursuit in the interest of public safety. He now faces additional charges of attempted murder along with numerous other charges.
Maness is considered armed and dangerous and police are cautioning anyone to notify police if he is located. Do not approach.
Also wanted in connection with the home invasion is 21-year-old Kassandra Arsenault.