Case against Ludington man charged with fleeing police bond over to circuit court. 

March 31, 2021


Case against Ludington man charged with fleeing police bond over to circuit court. 

LUDINGTON — Kelsey Joe Whitehead, 43, of 407 E. Foster St., waived his preliminary examination today during a probable cause hearing in 79th District Court and is taking his case to 51st Circuit Court. Whitehead was arraigned on third degree fleeing a police officer and repeat offender, fourth offense. 

Whitehead was arrested on Thursday, March 11 by Ludington Police Department near the intersection of Lavinia and Filer streets. According to a press release from LPD, a Ludington police officer pulled Whitehead over because the officer knew he did not have a valid driver’s license.  After the officer told Whitehead he was under arrest, Whitehead told the officer, “I’m pulling my car to my house, man.  I’ll see you at my house, dog.”  Whitehead then drove from the traffic stop about one city block and parked his car in the alley, rolled up his window, and exited his car.  He was arrested and lodged in the Mason County Jail.  

He was initially charged with driving while license suspended, fleeing and eluding, and resisting arrest.  

Judge John Middelbrook of the 79th District Court, said in court that Whitehead has four previous convictions from Calhoun County, including two drug convictions, resisting/obstructing/assaulting a police officer and uttering and publishing. 

Whitehead stood mute in the court when asked how he plead. Judge Middlebrook said he would enter a not guilty plea on Whitehead’s behalf. 

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