DETROIT, MI – On Thursday, February 16th, 2017, at approximately 7:25 p.m., Michigan State Police Troopers assigned to Metro South Post, Secure Cities Partnership attempted a traffic stop on a Mercury Milan for traffic violations – careless driving.
The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued in the area of Morang and Beaconsfield. Troopers pursued the vehicle for a few minutes in the City of Detroit. During the pursuit, the vehicle pulled into a driveway at 15886 Fordham where the driver then fled the car on foot.
Troopers gave chase on foot however the suspect eluded them. A perimeter was established and K925, Bozy, ran a track that led to 15894 Fordham where the registered owner of the fleeing vehicle lived. Troopers spoke with the occupants of the residence and they were uncooperative in identifying the suspect.
A search warrant was obtained for the home and when MSP Troopers approached the house, the suspect exited the residence and was arrested without incident.
The 2 adult females at the residence were also arrested for accessory after the fact.
There were no injuries to troopers or the suspect and no damage to patrol vehicles. The suspect was identified and has approximately 20 warrants for misdemeanor offenses and traffic violations. He also was has a suspended driver’s license.
The suspect was lodged at the Detroit Detention Center for Felony Flee & Elude and the 2 females were also lodged at the Detroit Detention Center pending their charges.
“Once again we see another person risking the lives of the public and police by failing to stop for a cop” stated F/Lt. Mike Shaw, Public Information Officer, “Simple traffic violations and warrants were made far worse by these individuals failing to obey the directions of police. We also see two other community members that are now facing charges just to hide someone that had fled the police.”