Scottville man arrested following chase through countryside.

August 18, 2017

Scottville man arrested following chase through countryside.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — A 40-year-old Scottville man was arrested after he led Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a 21 minute chase through eastern Mason County Friday afternoon. The chase began at 12:52 p.m. when a deputy attempted to pull a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe over for an equipment violation. The vehicle did not stop and led deputies on the chase with speeds exceeding 90 mph.

The vehicle fled eastbound on Sugar Grove Road from US 31 to Tuttle Road, then southbound on Tuttle Road to Decker Road; eastbound on Decker Road to Stephens Road; northbound on Stephens Road to Dewey Road; east on Dewey Road to Schoenherr Road; southbound on Schoenherr Road to Decker Road; east on Decker Road to Lanager Road; northbound on Lanager Road to Groth Road; and then westbound on Groth Road where the suspect crashed into a tree.  Deputies recovered a large knife and several baggies of suspected marijuana.

Sheriff Kim Cole said the driver was not injured in the crash and was taken into custody following the 21 minute chase.  He was charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting and opposing a police officer, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, carrying a concealed weapon (knife) and driving on a revoked license.  

Deputies were assisted during the pursuit by Michigan Department of Natural Resources law enforcement and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  Fountain Area Fire Department was called to the scene of the crash to extinguish a small brush fire.

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