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Man arrested after leading deputies on chase across pavement and farm fields

Van Buren County Sheriff's unit file photo
Posted at 11:55 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 11:55:08-05

HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — One man is under arrest after a pursuit that led Sheriff's Deputies across country roads and into a farm field.

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office says a deputy tried to stop a vehicle in Hartford Township Sunday evening, but the driver sped down 56th Avenue trying to elude the deputy.

The chase lasted miles, and ended in a farm field when the driver turned onto the dirt. The 19-year-old from Bangor ran from the car and hid in nearby woods.

K9 Bruno responded to the scene and tracked the suspect for a mile and a half. Deputies arrested the man.

The suspect is being held on several felony charges, including Flee and Elude, and Resisting Police.