Stolen Dog Call Leads to Pursuit & Crash

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EATON RAPIDS - The alleged theft of a dog leads to a police pursuit and a man's arrest in Eaton County Thursday. At about 4:30 a.m. Eaton Rapids Police responded to a call of the larceny of a dog on West Broad Street.

Officers arrived and took a description of the suspect and his car. Soon an officer located the suspect's car. Police say the driver was driving erratically and they attempted to make a stop at the intersection of M-99 and M-50. The driver refused to stop, and sped north on M-99.

The man crashed a few miles away near Columbia Highway, north of Eaton Rapids, then ran into a wooded area.

Eaton County Sheriff's Office deputies and Michigan State Police troopers assisted in the search. The man was finally located at about 8:30 a.m.

No one was hurt. The dog was recovered unharmed at the scene of the crash.

Police say they found several firearms and knives in the man's car, as well as a small amount of illegal drugs.

The suspect, a 26-year-old Lansing man, was taken to the Eaton County Jail, where he awaits charges.



 
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