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Both teenagers accused in chase and crash are in custody

Ottawa County sheriff 05012021
Posted at 6:41 AM, Sep 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-13 10:22:37-04

ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Both teenage boys accused of being involved in a chase and crash early Monday morning are now in custody, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office says shortly after 2 a.m. a deputy tried to stop a blue Honda Accord in the area of Chicago Dr. and 56th Ave. in Zeeland Township. The driver did not stop, and sped down Chicago Ave. Then the driver sped through a red light, and crashed in a grassy area near Chicago Dr. and Byron Rd.

Both people inside the car ran off.

Deputies were able to catch up to a 15-year-old boy from Evart. He is now at the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Facility facing several charges.

They later found a 16-year-old boy, also from Evart, and brought him into custody.

According to deputies, investigators were able to determine the blue Honda Accord was stolen from a home in the Jenison area. They also learned the two teenagers recently fled from the juvenile detention facility in Evart. Investigators believe they stole a vehicle in that area, which was later found in northern Kent county.

The incident remains under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.