Pursuit through two counties includes high speeds, punctured tires, and combative suspect

Posted at 5:48 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 05:49:20-05

TEKONSHA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A police pursuit through two counties ended after deputies were finally able to puncture the suspect’s tires, but he didn’t exactly go quietly after that.

It started shortly before midnight in Jackson County, when Michigan State Police Troopers attempted to stop a vehicle that had been involved in an accident.  The driver sped off on M-60, which set the pursuit into motion.

The Troopers contacted authorities in Calhoun County, informing the Sheriff’s Department that the pursuit was about to enter their area.  Deputies attempted to use stop sticks on M-60 near the village of Homer, but the suspect was able to swerve and avoid them.

Finally, another attempt with the stop sticks was successful in disabling three of the suspect’s tires at M-60 and Old US 27.  The driver still refused to stop, however, and continued with the three flat tires.

Eventually, police were able to box him in near M-60 and 13 Mile Road.  When they were taking him into custody, he became combative and fought with the arresting officers.  There were no injuries during the arrest.

The suspect, identified only as a 40-year-old man from New Jersey, is now facing multiple charges.