Deputy captures suspect who fled into the woods.

June 15, 2022

Deputy captures suspect who fled into the woods.

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HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — ​A 49-year-old Ludington man was arrested by a Mason County sheriff’s deputy on numerous charges after fleeing in his car and then running into the woods following a traffic stop in the 3600 block of North Lincoln Road Tuesday, June 14, shortly after 1:30 p.m., according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

“A deputy gave chase and captured him following a foot chase,” said Sheriff Cole. “Once captured, the suspect reportedly provided a fake name to the deputy. Once ID’ed, it was learned he had a FTA (failure to appear) warrant out of Mason County and a felony warrant for a stolen auto with habitual offender fourth-offense notice.”

The suspect was also charged with furnishing false information to police and resisting and opposing arrest.

The following is other recent activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office:

Monday, June 13, 2022:

  • 10:45 a.m., car/deer crash, no injury, Pere Marquette Highway north of Meisenheimer Road, Summit Township.
  • 11:26 a.m., two-vehicle hit-and-run crash, no injury, US 10 and Brye Road, Amber Township.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022:

  • 1:14 a.m., a 31-year-old Ludington man was cited for driving while license suspended (DWLS) following a traffic stop, Columbia Street south of State Street, City of Scottville.
  • 1:58 a.m., a 25-year-old Custer man was arrested on an outstanding criminal bench warrant out of Mason County for failure to appear following a traffic stop, State and Columbia streets, City of Scottville.
  • 8:57 a.m., a 69-year-old Ludington man was arrested on an outstanding criminal bench warrant for failure to appear out of Mason County following a traffic stop, US 10 and Meyers Road, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 8:38 a.m., alarm activation, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 10:01 a.m., damaged property, Riverton Ball Diamond, Riverton Township. The complainant reported an approximate 400 foot section of a chain link fence was damaged.

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