HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Deputies in Van Buren County attempted to arrest a man wanted on a number of warrants that include parole absconding this afternoon, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.
We’re told a tip was received claiming the man was allegedly selling stolen catalytic converters in a Paw Paw scrapyard.
The suspect, identified as Scott Allen Martin, fled when deputies arrived, leading them on a vehicular chase through several townships, the sheriff’s office tells us.
The chase reportedly ended at Martin’s Hartford Township home, where authorities say Martin barricaded himself, initiating a 2.5-hour standoff that ended when Martin surrendered following a successful attempt to reach him by phone.
The sheriff’s office says Martin was then brought into custody before he was taken to the Van Buren County Jail.