Suspect Identified In Van Buren County High Speed Chase

Posted at 5:31 PM, May 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-03 17:31:24-04

MOFFIT BOOKING PHOTOPAW PAW, Mich. (May 3, 2014)- Ronald Bruce Moffit, was arraigned Friday afternoon in a Paw Paw courtroom in connection to a high speed chase outside of Lawerence.

A deputy with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in a residential area in the Village of Lawrence around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.  The initial sighting was near the intersection of E. Saint Joseph Street and Blackman Street.

The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, noticing the motorcycle didn’t have a registration plate.

Moffit refused to stop, speeding onto Red Arrow Highway trying to get away.

A chase ensued involving the deputy and MSP Troopers, exceeding speeds of 100 miles an hour at multiple times.  Moffit turned into a grassy field in the area of Territorial Road near 68th Street and lost control.  He attempted to get back on the roadway, but the motorcycle stalled leading to his arrest.

Moffit is being held at the Van Buren County Jail on a $10,000 bond.