Fugitive rams patrol car in Missaukee County

Jonah Vaughn
Posted at 8:39 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 20:39:46-05

MISSAUKEE COUNTY, Mich. — Today a patrol vehicle was rammed twice, resulting in some injuries for the trooper investigating Michigan State Police (MSP) reports.

At 11:19 a.m. the trooper stopped a wanted fugitive in Missaukee County. The fugitive had stolen an older Dodge pickup and was accompanied by another man.

The trooper asked the driver to exit the vehicle to speak with MSP’s Seventh District Fugitive Team when the passenger slid over to the driver side and fled.

When in pursuit the trooper was rammed twice in his patrol vehicle by the passage, the second of which sent him into a ditch.

Michigan State Police Vehicle in a ditch

Later, the Dodge truck was found abandoned on Fourth Street in Marion. The trooper was treated at the Cadillac Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

The suspect in question has been identified as 36-year-old Jonah Vaughn. Vaugh is believed to be in the Harrison area in possession of a Wisconsin operator license.

More details are pending, anyone with information is urged to contact Gaylord Area Regional Dispatch at 1-800-824-7053 or call 911.