Hesperia man faces prison for fleeing from police.

June 4, 2018

Calvin Chase and defense attorney Tim Hayes.

Hesperia man faces prison for fleeing from police.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 20-year-old Hesperia man faces serving up to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, June 4, to third-degree fleeing and eluding police and probation violation.

Calvin Michael Chase, of 235 N. Division, led an Oceana County sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed chase with a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, April 20, in Colfax Township, according to his testimony.

Sentencing guidelines in Chase’s fleeing case 10-23 months, and Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon is recommending one year in jail. For his probation violation conviction, the Michigan Department of Corrections is recommending two years in prison, Bizon said, and Chase’s plea agreement calls for up to 15 months incarceration with credit for 330 days served in jail.

The maximum penalty is five years in prison for fleeing police.

After fleeing from the deputy for approximately three or four miles, Chase crashed when he hit a rock and his car landed on its side, he told Judge Robert D. Springstead. He was injured in the crash, he told the judge.

Sentencing is set for July 30 at 9 a.m.

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