Repeat offender faces multiple charges following police chase in Mason, Lake counties. 

June 25, 2021


Repeat offender faces multiple charges following police chase in Mason, Lake counties. 

LUDINGTON — Jeromy Richard Sobers, 44, of 4309 N. Jebavy Dr., Hamlin Township, was arraigned Thursday, June 24, 2021, on three felony charges in connection to an incident where he fled from a Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputy during a traffic stop. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, a sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop of a blue Chevrolet Impala at 11:04 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The deputy was pulling the vehicle over for failing to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle fled from the deputy north of Morse Road from Dewey Road.

The vehicle failed to stop and eventually crossed into Lake County, Cole said.  Deputies with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office assisted Mason County deputies during the 34 mile chase, which reached speeds of nearly 100 MPH.  The chase ended when the suspect vehicle failed to stop at the end of a dead end road and struck a tree.  The driver then fled on foot, but was captured after a short foot chase.

Sobers is charged with fleeing a police officer third degree, punishable by up to five years imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fee; assaulting, resisting, obstructing a police officer, punishable by up to two years imprisonment; and habitual offender, fourth offense.

Sobers has an extensive criminal record. On Feb. 13, 2020, he was arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in connection to stealing a camper valued at over $18,000. The alleged theft occurred in August 2019 from a business in Grant Township.

On Sept. 24, 2019, he had been sentenced to two years, six months imprisonment for controlled substance-possession of methamphetamine. On Oct. 18, 2016, he was sentenced to two years, six months imprisonment for two counts of assaulting, resisting, obstructing a police officer. On April 20, 2010, he was sentenced to two years imprisonment for operating a vehicle while intoxicated/impaired/controlled substance, third offense, and breaking and entering, entry without breaking with intent. Those offenses took place in Mason County. On April 30, 2002, he was sentenced to four years imprisonment in Lake County for breaking and entering, entry without breaking with intent.

According to the Michigan Offender Tracking Information System, he is currently on probation until March 24, 2022.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash only with a probable cause scheduled for July 7, 2021 at 11:15 a.m.

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