Suspect fleeing from police dies after jumping into bayou.

October 13, 2019

Suspect fleeing from police dies after jumping into bayou.


LUDINGTON — A suspect in a domestic assault case, who ran from police and attempted to swim into a bayou has died. Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett said police officers responded to a complaint on East Danaher Street about 6 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Oct. 13.

The suspect, the ex-husband of the alleged victim, left by foot prior to arrival of law enforcement. LPD officers, along with Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies then pursued the man who was located on East Dowland where he ran south and dove into the bayou, Barnett said.

“A deputy swam out after the man and was able to get him back to shore,” Barnett said. “The man was then loaded in the ambulance and taken to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. He expired shortly afterwards.”

Barnett said the deputy who recovered the suspect from the water was uninjured.

More details of the incident and the suspect will be released at a later time.

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