According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, 22 year old DeShawn McCoy and 20 year old Joseph McGough, both Port Huron residents, appeared in 72nd District Court yesterday afternoon. McCoy was charged with fleeing and eluding 3rd degree, resisting and obstructing a police officer and driving while license suspended, second offense. McGough was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer. The 27 year old Fort Gratiot resident who had been apprehended was released, pending further investigation.
The incident began with a tip from a citizen about a vehicle heading to Port Huron with stolen merchandise and narcotics. The citizen said the group of five in the vehicle may have weapons and were planning a robbery. A deputy spotted the vehicle on I-94 and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle fled and eventually the driver, McCoy, jumped out of the car while it was still moving at the corner of Gordon Street and 13th Street. Three of the other passengers fled; two of them were apprehended a short time later. The fourth passenger stayed in the vehicle.
Investigation into the incident continues and further charges may be added at a future time. No weapons were found in the vehicle and no injuries took place as a result of the pursuit.
McCoy and McGough remain lodged in the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center today. McCoy has a 50-thousand dollar cash/surety bond, while McGough’s bond is set at 20-thousand dollars, cash/surety. Both men are scheduled for a preliminary exam on September 23rd at 9:30 a.m. in 72nd District Court in Port Huron.