Grant Man Crashes Vehicle In Attempt To Flee
By Ken DeLaat
Just before noon on Wednesday, deputies from the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office were assisting Michigan Department of Corrections probation/parole agents in checking on a probationer at his residence in Grant Township.
As deputies approached the residence, the suspect, a 20 year old man from Grant, fled in a vehicle. Deputies attempted to stop...
...the pickup truck the man was driving and he began to flee from them, attempting to elude them.
The pursuit ended in Kent County in the area of 20 Mile Road and Red Pine Avenue when the suspect tried to turn into a field and crashed his vehicle. The suspect, who was not injured, surrendered and was taken into custody without incident and arrested for violation of probation, fleeing and eluding police, driving on revoked license and possession of methamphetamine.
Newaygo County Sheriff Pat Hedlund said no one was injured and the pursuit ended in a few minutes.
“This is yet another testimony to the professionalism and training of our police officers today,” said Sheriff Hedlund.
“This guy wasn’t going anywhere except straight to jail,” he added. “I don’t know what he was thinking.”
One of several police officers in the pursuit was K-9 Deputy Tim Bailey and his dog “Dak”.