Deputies capture fleeing suspect.

March 2, 2021

Deputies capture fleeing suspect.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

WALKERVILLE — A 32-year-old Walkerville man is behind bars after fleeing from Oceana County sheriff’s deputies Monday afternoon, March 1, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop at 3:40 p.m. at the intersection of Harrison Road and 176the Avenue in the village limits when they observed the suspect not wearing a seatbelt while driving a Kia Optima, which had an unlawful license plate, said Sheriff Mast.

The suspect fled while running stop signs until his vehicle blew a tire and went into the ditch where he was captured. He was wanted for failure to appear after not showing up for jail at his designated time after being sentenced in Oceana County’s 27th Circuit Court, said Mast.

The suspect was also arrested on felony charges of methamphetamine possession and fourth-degree fleeing and eluding.

He is lodged in the Oceana County Jail. His name is not being released pending arraignment.

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