MASON, MI – At 5:40AM Thursday morning, Ingham County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Schafer Redi-Mix at 690 Eden Rd for the report of a stolen cement truck.
While a deputy was responding to that call, a second call went out for a disabled cement truck on Cedar St. near Edgewood Blvd. As a deputy approached, the driver of the vehicle ran towards Mernard’s. With the help from Lansing Police and a Sheriff’s K9 the subject was found hiding on the property and taken into custody without incident.
The driver of the stolen cement truck has been identified as Brandon Walter Smith, 28-years-old, of Stockbridge.
Brandon Smith was arraigned today at the 55th District Court in Mason on UDAA (Unlawful Driving Away of an Auto), Resist & Obstruct Police, and MDOP (Malicious Destruction Of Property) charges. His bond was set at $15,000.00 and his next court date will be February 21st, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in front of Judge Allen.
He may face charges in Eaton County for driving the cement truck through a locked gate onto General Motors property in Delta Township.