Muskegon man faces multiple charges following 3-county police chase. 

August 20, 2021


Muskegon man faces multiple charges following 3-county police chase. 

SCOTTVILLE — A 19-year-old Muskegon man is facing multiple charges in connection to a high-speed police chase that occurred early Thursday morning, Aug. 19, 2021, and covered three counties. 

Kevin Charles-Maxwell Smith, of 1632 Peck St., Muskegon, was arraigned Thursday in Mason County’s 79th District Court and charged with two felony counts of fleeing a police officer, third degree, along with driving while license suspended/denied, controlled substance deliver/manufacturing methamphetamine, and controlled substance delivery/manufacturing narcotics. 

Bail was set at $25,000 cash only. A probable cause hearing is scheduled in court on Sept. 1 at 11:15 a.m. 

The chase began about 12:35 a.m. on Thursday when a Scottville Police Department officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle speeding within the city limits, according to Scottville Police Chief Matt Murphy.

“The vehicle would not comply and fled west down US 10 at speeds over 100 mph,” Murphy said. The Scottville Police Department was immediately assisted by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in the pursuit.

“The pursuit continued onto US 31 south through Oceana County and into Muskegon County,” said Murphy, “where the vehicle finally stopped after two separate stop sticks were deployed.”

Assisting agencies include: Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office, Pentwater Police Department, Shelby Police Department and Hart Police Department.

“I would like to thank all of the agencies involved that helped bring this situation to a safe ending,” said Chief Murphy.

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