Alert officer arrests featured domestic violence suspect

Posted at 2:48 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 14:49:27-05
Harold Hayes

Harold Hayes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Federal authorities are crediting an alert officer with the Grand Rapids Police Department for arresting a suspect wanted on domestic violence charges.

Harold Hayes, 37, was arrested on January 4.  Investigators say he attempted to walk away from the officer that recognized him before being arrested without incident.

Hayes was one of 24 suspects named during a Silent Observer initiative back in October to find and arrest known domestic violence offenders in West Michigan.  Local, state and federal authorities are all part of the ongoing initiative.

To date, only two of the initial 24 suspects remain at large.  Details on those suspects can be found in the photo gallery below.