Suspect leads police on a 60-mile, two-hour high-speed chase.

October 1, 2021

Suspect leads police on a 60-mile, two-hour high-speed chase.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

NEWFIELD TOWNSHIP — A 32-year-old Holton man was arrested by Oceana County sheriff’s deputies following a 60-mile, two-hour high-speed chase Friday morning, Oct. 1, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

The man finally surrendered after all of the tires on his 2002 Chevrolet Suburban were flat after Michigan State Police troopers used stop sticks to deflate them. He drove for a while on all four bare rims, Mast said. He was arrested when his vehicle was no longer mobile.

The pursuit began on East Baker Road near Maple Island Road at 3:20 a.m. when deputies were in the area investigating a complaint of shots fired. Due to the nature of the investigation, deputies were cautious, said Sheriff Mast. 

“He went through several different townships and into Muskegon County.” Speeds reached 80 mph. “There were a lot of federal forest two tracks and off-road pursuit.” The suspect continued “circling” in the federal forest. “He wouldn’t stop.”

The suspect was arrested on charges of fleeing and eluding police, driving while license suspended (DWLS) operating without insurance and warrants for failure to appear.

A 35-year-old White Cloud woman was a passenger in the Suburban and was not criminally charged.

No one was injured.

The Fremont Police Department also assisted. 

The suspect was lodged in Oceana County Jail. His name is not being released pending arraignment.

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