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Flee & Elude - Plainfield Township

December 29th, 2019 9:15 am

Contact: Lt. Joel Roon - 616.632.6204
Email: joel.roon@kentcountymi.gov
Supervisor Approval: Lt. Roon 
Case Number:  19-167628
Incident Type:  Flee & Elude/CCW

PLAINFIELD TWP, Kent County:  A Kent County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle near Plainfield Ave and 5 Mile last night at approximately 7:40 p.m.  The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and a pursuit occurred eastbound on 5 Mile toward the East Beltline.   Near the East Beltline and 5 Mile, the driver bailed out of the car and fled on foot, leaving two passengers behind who were taken into custody.  A handgun was recovered near the car immediately after the driver fled.  Several area agencies responded to the area to assist with a perimeter including GRPD, MSP, and Rockford PD.  A lengthy K9 track was conducted through a heavily wooded area before the suspect was eventually located near Northville and Manitou Dr NE and arrested.  There were no injuries to any of the involved parties.  Of the two passengers, one was released and one was arrested on an unrelated warrant.  The driver of the car was lodged at the KCCF on the following charges:  fleeing and eluding a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon, receiving and concealing stolen property, driving while license suspended, and driving an unregistered vehicle.  The Kent County Prosecutor's Office will be reviewing the case today and will authorize official charges.