BRIGHTON, MI – A 35 year old Ypsilanti Township man who fled on foot from Community Corrections in June of 2016 after being advised he had warrants for his arrest was arrested this morning by Troopers from the MSP Brighton and Metro South Posts after a short vehicle pursuit.
The subject originally fled from staff at the Washtenaw County Community Corrections facility on June 6, 2016. He had been notified by staff there that he had a felony warrant for his arrest from the Brighton Post for possession of heroin. Upon being informed of the warrant, he fled the building on foot and was not located after a search by police of the nearby neighborhood.
On April 11th, 2017, a Trooper from the Brighton Post developed information about an apartment where the subject was staying and located a vehicle parked there associated with him. While waiting for back up units to arrive, the Trooper observed the subject get into the vehicle and leave the apartment. Assistance from Washtenaw County Sheriff units was requested and upon attempting to stop the vehicle, the wanted subject refused to stop. He eventually made his way to eastbound on I-94 and Troopers from the Michigan State Police Metro South Post joined the pursuit. As the suspect vehicle exited the freeway at Wayne Road, Troopers utilized a PIT maneuver to safely bring the chase to an end.
The subject was placed under arrest without incident and was eventually lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail on several warrants. He faces new charges of Flee and Elude, Driving on a Suspended License, No Insurance, Possession of Heroin, OUID, Open Intoxicants, and Improper Plate.