Domestic Assault Leads to Multi-County Vehicle Pursuit

ALLEGAN, MI – Just after midnight on Sunday August 4th, 2019, deputies were dispatched to a domestic assault occurring in a vehicle while traveling in the area of 135th Ave and 18th St in Hopkins Township.High Speed Police Chase

The male suspect had assaulted the female victim and was refusing to let her out of the vehicle while making threats against her life. The female victim was able to call 911 and provide some locations they were traveling. Deputies located the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed going through Village of Hopkins.

A traffic stop was attempted where the male suspect refused to stop and fled. The pursuit continued towards US-131 and continued southbound. Stop sticks were deployed by Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police on US-131 near West Main St where the male suspect continued to travel southbound with deflated tires.

The suspect vehicle finally came to a stop against the median cable barriers on I-94 near the Calhoun/Kalamazoo County line. The male suspect was placed in to custody and the female victim was safely removed and brought back home. The male suspect was lodged at Allegan County on numerous charges that are being reviewed by the Allegan County Prosecutor. Both the male suspect and female victim’s name are not being released pending arraignment.

The Allegan Count Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Gun Lake Tribal Police Department, Plainwell Department of Public Safety, Michigan State Police, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Western Michigan University Department of Public Safety, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Portage Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Pride Care Ambulance, and Galesburg Fire Department.

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