According to FOX 47, John C. Kelsey II, 34, of Stockbridge was arraigned Monday on charges of first-degree fleeing and eluding causing death and operating a vehicle while suspended or revoked causing death.
Because of his criminal record, he could spend life in prison if convicted, FOX 47 reports.
Whitaker was killed Dec. 7 during a high-speed chase outside on Dexter Trail east of M-52.
Michigan State Police and the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office are planning to hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon at Michigan State Police headquarters in Lansing with more details on the case.
Whitaker was chasing a suspect in a white SUV when his vehicle went off the road and hit a tree, killing him.
Police last week released dash camera photos from the pursuit, including a picture of the white SUV in question.
According to FOX 47, Kelsey’s bond was set at $1 million.
FOX 17 News will have a crew at the press conference this afternoon and will provide updates as they become available.