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Armed Kalamazoo sexual assault suspect arrested following vehicle pursuit spanning two counties

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Posted at 4:27 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 16:35:13-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Friday morning, a 30-year-old Kalamazoo man who was the reported suspect in an armed sexual assault and kidnapping accident that happened earlier today was arrested by The Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post following a lengthy vehicle pursuit.

During the early morning hours of May 8, 2020, troopers located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to stop it in Comstock Township.

The suspect failed to stop and troopers chased the vehicle through several neighboring townships and into Battle Creek before stop sticks were deployed by the Battle Creek Police Department.

The vehicle ultimately crashed and the suspect fled on foot.

The suspect was located and arrested a short time later and lodged in the Calhoun County Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Felon,
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon,
  • Resisting & Obstructing a Police Officer and
  • Fleeing and Eluding.

Further investigation is pending on additional charges. Fox 17 will inform it's viewers of the identity of the suspect and details of his arraignment upon the confirmation of that info

In the case, the Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post was assisted by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Battle Creek PD, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department and the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department.