Genesee County Man Steals Keys to Vehicle then Flees from Oakland County Deputies

BRANDON TOWNSHIP, MI –  A 35-year-old Genesee County Man allegedly, in a short period of time, committed a home invasion, stole a vehicle and then fled from Oakland County Deputies that were in pursuit of him.MSP Patrol

On Saturday August 17th, 2019, at 10:52PM, Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Bullfrogs Restaurant located on S. Ortonville Rd on the report of a subject in the parking lot causing a disturbance.

The suspect had been kicking vehicles and behaving irrationally. The suspect was last seen by the restaurant staff walking in the middle of S. Ortonville Rd. Upon their arrival, Deputies began searching the area for the suspect.

A Deputy observed the suspect getting into a grey, older model Chevrolet Blazer parked on Viola Street. The suspect drove northbound on M-15 in a reckless manner. The deputy, who was in a fully marked patrol vehicle, activated his overhead lights and siren to stop the vehicle. The suspect disregarded the deputy’s signal and refused to stop. The subject continued traveling northbound at an excessive speed. The deputy continued to pursue the vehicle until it reached the county line. The vehicle entered Genesee County and the pursuit was then terminated.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Michigan State Police were notified of the pursuit and provided with a vehicle description. A short time later, a Trooper from the Michigan State Police located the vehicle on northbound I-75 near I-475 pursued it until the suspect crashed at Linden Rd and Stanley Street in Mt. Morris Township.

The registered owner of the vehicle was contacted. It was determined that the suspect had entered the his unoccupied residence through an unlocked door to obtain the keys to the Chevrolet Blazer. An Evidence Technician processed the scene for evidence. The suspect was taken into custody by Deputies and He was then lodged at the Oakland County Jail pending the issuance of criminal charges.

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