Dramatic police chase caught on video in Albion

Posted at 4:32 PM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 16:58:42-04

ALBION, Mich. -- Dramatic dash cam video released Thursday morning by the Albion police department shows the suspect's vehicle get knocked into a tail-spin by a police cruiser.

The chase started Saturday morning after an armed robbery at Parks Drug store in Albion.  After obtaining a few bottles of prescription drugs, the three suspects fled in a white SUV.

Three Albion police officers were nearby and started pursuing the SUV out of Albion and onto westbound I-94 towards Battle Creek. The chase hit speeds of over 100 mph.

Police were able to blow out one of the SUVs tires with stop strips, but the chase continued.  Soon after, a police cruiser tapped the car, forcing it into a tail-spin. The maneuver seen in the video is a textbook example of a precision technique used by police to force a fleeing car to abruptly turn sideways and causing the driver to lose control.

Officers quickly surround the car after stopping it with guns drawn. Towards the end of the video clip attached below, there is a second dash cam video which shows an officer breaking the window of the stopped vehicle and pulling a suspect out.

All three of the suspects were quickly taken down and subdued at the stop.

The suspects, Jasma Allen-James, 29, Rudolph Bredy, 38,  and Antonio Noble-Santana, 25, have all been arraigned in Calhoun County District Court on four counts of armed robbery, four counts of felony firearms, and counts of fleeing and eluding police.

No one was seriously injured during the robbery, chase or arrest.