INGHAM COUNTY, Mich. — The suspect charged in connection with the death of an Ingham County deputy has a lengthy criminal record that includes fleeing from police and drinking and driving.
On Monday, law enforcement officials identified the suspect as John Kelsey, 34. He’s being charged with first-degree fleeing and eluding causing death and operating a vehicle while suspended or revoked causing death.
FOX 17 pulled Kelsey’s record, which dates back to a 1997 misdemeanor drug charge for marijuana.
In the years to follow his record is filled with more serious offenses. In 1998, he was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer. The crime got him put on probation for one year.
Then, in 2000, Kelsey had multiple charges added to his record that stemmed from one incident. They include a felony for running from the police. Kelsey was also caught with a controlled substance on him at the time, which tacked on another felony.
He was also caught drinking and driving while on a suspended license during that incident.
In 2004, Kelsey was hit with another marijuana charge, which was also a felony.
While Kelsey seemed to stay out of trouble for a few years, more charges came in 2010, when he was caught driving on a suspended license again.
FOX 17 also looked into Kelsey’s driving record. He has 17 citations, most of them are for speeding. He was also caught driving on a suspended license several times. There are also some drug and alcohol related incidents on his record, in addition to an accident that he was found at fault for.