CHARLOTTE, MI – On Tuesday, July 17TH, 2018, the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team observed a subject that had 4 warrants out for his arrest enter a home in the 700 block of S. Lacey Lake Road in Vermontville Township.
With information developed over a several month investigation the subject was believed to be armed. The Eaton County Special Response Team (SRT) surrounded the residence and called 4 people outside, but the suspect did not come out.
Eaton County SRT, Negotiators from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, and Charlotte Police Department attempted several means of communication with the suspect, but he did not respond. The Michigan State Police Bomb Squad responded to assist and pursuant to a search warrant deployed two robots into the residence, and one of those robots located the suspect sleeping on a couch in the basement.
The Eaton County SRT made entry and took the suspect, Jack Wagner, into custody. Wagner had a handgun on his person and was in close proximity to methamphetamine. A second suspect was located inside the residence and was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants.
The follow-up investigation lead Eaton County Deputies to another residence in the 2000 block of N. Ionia where a third subject was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
Jack Wagner was subsequently lodged at the Eaton County Jail. The Eaton County Prosecutors Office issued charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition and felony firearms. The investigation continues and there is a possibility of additional charges being sought.
Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Wanger was previously convicted in 2012 for operating a meth lab in Barry County.
This arrest was a result of the combined efforts of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team, Michigan State Police Technical Services, the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad, Charlotte Police Department and Olivet Police Department working together developing information and intelligence that resulted in taking a dangerous convicted felon off the streets in an effort to make our community safer.