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Battle Creek man absconding from parole leads authorities in car chase

Posted at 5:37 AM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 06:29:14-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A 42-year-old Battle Creek man has been arrested while absconding from parole and leading police in a car chase.

A little after 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers of the Battle Creek Police Department called in Calhoun County Sheriff's deputies to help with the chase.

The suspect led them down a road off of Beckley Rd., stopping at a dead end while a deputy pulled up from behind.

That deputy left his patrol vehicle and approached the suspect's vehicle, but the suspect instead accelerated the vehicle in reverse and rammed the county patrol car.

Turning his car around, the suspect then tried to run over the deputy, who got out of the way and walked away uninjured.

Hitting the patrol car a second time, the suspect drove off once again and led authorities into Kalamazoo County.

He then lost control of his vehicle on a curve on MN Ave. and Mercury Dr., where he crashed.

He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment on non-life-threatening injuries before being arrested for a number of charges.

Both the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office and the Battle Creek Police Department were also assisted by the Michigan State Police and Pride Care Ambulance after the chase was over.