Shelby man arrested following cross-county police chase.

March 29, 2021

Shelby man arrested following cross-county police chase.

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Shelby man was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies following a police chase that began in Mason County and ended in Oceana County after he crashed into a ditch and fled on foot Sunday, March 28, shortly after 9 p.m., said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

“Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Walmart Parking lot in Pere Marquette Township for a speeding violation,” said Sheriff Cole. “As the deputy walked up to the vehicle, the driver put the vehicle in drive and fled the scene.

“The suspect vehicle exited the Walmart parking lot onto Meyers Road to US 10; westbound on US 10 to Pere Marquette Highway; and then southbound on Pere Marquette Highway. The suspect vehicle continued through Mason County and crossed Oceana Drive into Oceana County and onto 62nd Avenue.  Shortly after entering into Oceana County, the driver crashed into a ditch and fled on foot.

“The MCSO deputy chased the suspect on foot, eventually capturing him,” said Cole.

The driver is lodged in the Mason County Jail on charges of fleeing and eluding and third-offense driving while license suspended (DWLS). He also has three outstanding warrants — failure to appear in Mason County, failure to appear in Oceana County and failure to pay child support in Newaygo County.

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