Two individuals are currently lodged in St. Joseph County Jail after fleeing police Sunday night.
Officers reportedly observed a man they were familiar with driving a passenger car in Three Rivers Sunday who had a valid arrest warrant and was suspected of partaking in additional criminal activity. When officers attempted to stop the suspect on Hoffman Street near North Main Street he refused to stop and fled the police. Officers pursued the vehicle west of Three Rivers into Fabius Township before the man returned to Three Rivers while still attempting to evade arrest.
Police deployed stop sticks and deflated the suspect’s tires on Sixth Avenue near Haines Road. The vehicle was incapacitated and the occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody just north of that location. In addition to the male suspect, a female passenger was also found to have multiple outstanding warrants and was arrested.
The two suspects were booked into St. Joseph County Jail on outstanding warrants and felony charges stemming from Sunday’s events including fleeing and eluding police and possession of methamphetamine.
Officers were assisted by the Michigan State Police, White Pigeon Police, Constantine Police and the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.
Alek Haak-Frost is executive editor of Watershed Voice.