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MCBAIN, MI – On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, at approximately 11:19 a.m. in Missaukee County, a trooper from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Cadillac Post was assisting the MSP Seventh District Fugitive Team to locate a wanted suspect.

The trooper stopped an older model Dodge pickup on Maple Street in McBain with two men inside. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and speak with the Fugitive Team.

Jonah Vaughn

While the driver was talking with the Fugitive Team, the trooper was attempting to identify the passenger inside the truck. The passenger refused to provide any identification.

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When the trooper asked the passenger to take the keys out of the ignition, the passenger slid over to the driver side and fled the scene. The trooper pursued the suspect. The suspect then rammed the patrol vehicle twice. The second time the patrol vehicle was rammed, the strike caused it to swerve into the ditch and became disabled. The suspect continued on where the Dodge truck was found abandoned on Fourth Street in Marion.

The suspect who rammed the patrol vehicle, was identified as 36-year-old Jonah Vaughn. Vaughn was captured on Friday, January 15th while leaving a residence in the Marion area at approximately 11:30 a.m. by the MSP Seventh District Fugitive Team and troopers from the MSP Cadillac Post.

More information will become available after his formal arraignment.

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