TROY, MI – On December 29th, 2020, at approximately 10:19 p.m., a Troy Police Officer stopped a burgundy 2007 Chevrolet Uplander for an equipment violation. From that point forward things began to go south with the driver of that vehicle.
The officer spoke with the driver, a 26 year-old man from Detroit, who provided a State of Michigan Identification Card and admitted that his driver’s license was suspended and that he had valid warrants for his arrest. It was confirmed that his State of Michigan Operator’s License was in fact suspended 24 times and he had eleven active warrants out for his arrest.
When asked to step out of the vehicle, he complied, but then aggressively pushed the officer to the ground and began running westbound. The suspect then ran southbound and jumped a wall to run into the subdivision with the officer in pursuit. He then ran further south and eastbound until the officer could no longer see him. A passerby advised the officer the suspect was seen crossing Dequindre Road toward several businesses in Sterling Heights.
The suspect was located by other responding officers. He was transported to the Lock-up facility and charged with Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer and Driving While License Suspended – 2nd Offense.