Video captures at least 19 police cars in Mid-Michigan chase across multiple counties
The suspect fled on foot through several backyards but was apprehended by officers with the Springport Police Department.
EATON RAPIDS, Mich. (WILX) - At least 19 police cruisers were involved in a pursuit Tuesday night. It happened across several Mid-Michigan communities in Eaton, Calhoun, Branch and Jackson counties.
The Springport Township Police Department said it had received information about an armed 39-year-old man was involved in a pursuit in Branch County Tuesday morning. While in Branch County, the man reportedly ran a deputy off the road and shot at them.
Springport Township police said they received updated information at about 7:30 p.m. that the vehicle had been located by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, which was now in pursuit, heading north into the area of Albion. Officers said the suspect was again shooting at deputies who were in pursuit.
According to the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, the pursuit headed into Eaton County at about 7:45 p.m.
Footage sent to News 10 from a doorbell camera captured at least 19 police cruisers speeding by a Hamlin Township home at about 8 p.m. Authorities said the driver of the vehicle was again shooting at pursuing deputies.
Viewer footage of the incident can be watched in the video player above.
Deputies said they used stop sticks to disable the vehicle, which came to a stop on 5 Point Highway. The suspect fled on foot through several backyards but was apprehended by officers with the Springport Police Department.
Authorities said the suspect - a man from Monroe - had a handgun, knives and brass knuckles on him and two shotguns in his vehicle.
He was turned over to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, where he is expected to face multiple weapons and assault charges. He will also be facing charges in Jackson and Branch counties.
Departments involved in the pursuit and capture included the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, the Eaton Rapids Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Jackson, Calhoun, and Eaton County 911 centers.
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