ROSCOMMON, MI – On Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 at approximately 7:00 p.m. a trooper from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Houghton Lake Post was contacted to look out for a wanted man who had been involved in a pursuit with Denton Township Police Department.
A man matching the description was located walking with three other individuals on County Road 100 in Denton Township. The trooper activated the patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and siren then ordered the persons to stop. All four persons complied with the trooper’s instructions.
The person matching the description of the man who fled was identified as 31-year-old Kenneth Bernard Hurchalla from Detroit. Hurchalla had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Sterling Heights. Hurchalla was placed under arrest without incident. A handgun was recovered from Hurchalla’s front waistband that was hidden underneath his shirt. Hurchalla was lodged in the Roscommon County Jail. Another handgun was recovered by a trooper and officer from the Denton Township Police Department from the area of the initial pursuit. The handgun allegedly had been discarded by Hurchalla. The other three individuals were released from the scene.
Hurchalla was arraigned today in the 82nd District Court in Roscommon County for two counts Carrying Concealed Weapon, two counts Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and one count Possession of Ammunition by a Felon. His bond was set at $500,000 10%. His next court appearance is on May 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. He will be held pending bond and transport to appear for the outstanding felony warrant downstate.