HOUGHTON LAKE, MI – Troopers from Houghton Lake arrested a federal fugitive last week. Ryan Lewis was located hiding in a vehicle on August 7th, 2019, and was arrested without incident in Roscommon County. Lewis was turned over to the US Marshals.
On Wednesday August 7th, 2019, at approximately 2:10PM, troopers from the Houghton Lake Post arrested federal fugitive Ryan Lewis, 25-years-old, of Lake City, for jumping bail on federal firearms charges.
Michigan State Police Houghton Lake Post received a tip on Tuesday that Lewis was hiding out in the Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake area. A complete description of Lewis and the vehicle he was traveling in was given to troopers, as well as who he was traveling with. Lewis was described as being armed and dangerous, as he was wanted on federal firearms charges by the U.S. Marshals.
A K-9 unit from the Michigan State Police Houghton Lake post searched the area that was given regarding the tip Tuesday night, but Lewis was not located at that time.
The search for Lewis resumed when the trooper and the K-9 went to an address in the Higgins Lake area when they started their shift on Wednesday around 2 p.m.
While on the way to a residence, the trooper observed the suspect vehicle traveling two or three vehicles in front of him on North Higgins Lake Road. According to investigators, the vehicle pulled into the Evergreen Party Store on North Higgins Lake Drive, where two female subjects exited the vehicle.
Lewis was found hiding in the back of the vehicle.
Lewis was arrested on the Federal Fugitive Warrant for weapons violations.
He was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service.
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