Fugitive felon arrested after eluding police in girlfriend’s home

Posted at 7:56 PM, Feb 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-01 22:50:12-05

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — A fugitive felon was arrested Friday after fleeing police and hiding in his girlfriend’s house. Police originally responded to a possible domestic situation in the Sister Lakes area on Thursday, January 29.  While a deputy was en route to the situation, it was found that the man at the residence, Jason Pasley, had two outstanding felony warrants.  Before police arrived, Pasley had fled the residence on foot.

On Saturday, police conducted surveillance on a residence in the 93000 Block of County Road 690, where Pasley was believed to be hiding.  When police saw Pasley leave the residence and then go back inside, they called for backup.

When police initially approached the residence, they were greeted by a 32-year-old female who denied that Pasley was inside.  Police warned her about the “risks of harboring a fugitive,” but she continued to deny he was there.

Eventually the woman admitted that Pasley was indeed inside her home but would still not allow police inside.  After a couple of minutes, Pasley left the house, surrendered, and was taken into custody without incident.

Pasley was arrested on two outstanding felony warrants: felony possession of marijuana as a habitual offender and felony residential burglary.

Police will be forwarding the case to the Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office requesting criminal charges against the 32-year-old woman for harboring a fugitive.