Michigan State Police K9 tracks man for nearly 4 miles after fleeing traffic stop
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) - A 30-year-old man was arrested in Northern Michigan after a police dog tracked him down Tuesday evening.
According to authorities, a trooper from the MSP Gaylord Post stopped a Dodge Dakota in East Jordan just after 6 p.m. for not having a registration plate. Police said the truck sped off as the trooper approached, who called dispatch to alert nearby troopers of the situation.
Authorities said a deputy from the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle abandoned behind a residence. The homeowner said they did not know who the truck belonged to.
Police said they established a perimeter and an MSP K9 team was called to assist. Chief, the K9, reportedly tracked the suspect to a utility trailer nearly four miles away.
Police said suspect, a 30-year-old man from Charlevoix, was found inside the trailer with a key that belonged to the Dodge Dakota.
He is currently lodged at the Charlevoix County Jail for fourth degree flee and elude, operating unregistered vehicle and operating a vehicle without insurance. Police said he also had an outstanding warrant for failure to pay child support.
- 18-year-old clerk shot during robbery, Michigan State Police seek person of interest
- Jackson Police release surveillance photos in set of robberies
Copyright 2022 WILX. All rights reserved.
Subscribe to our News 10 newsletter and receive the latest local news and weather straight to your email every morning.