TEKONSHA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly led police on a multi-county chase and then fought with authorities while being taken into custody.
It began around 7:50 p.m. Sunday when Jackson County sheriff’s officials told Calhoun County sheriff’s officials that a vehicle they were pursuing was crossing the county line on westbound M-60.
Jackson County police said the driver had just been involved in a larceny of money from a bar, according to a news release.
As the suspect entered Calhoun County, sheriff's deputies tried to stop his vehicle by using stop sticks. But the suspect swerved around the sticks and continued driving through Homer and then into Tekonsha Township.
Deputies and a Michigan State Police trooper put down some more stop sticks near M-60 and Old U.S. 27, where the suspect was forced to stop.
The suspect refused to get out of the vehicle, and fought with the deputies and a trooper, authorities said.
While trying to get the suspect out of the vehicle, the vehicle began to roll, running over one of the deputies' legs, pinning it under the tire.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as a 29-year-old man from Lansing, was taken into custody.
The injured deputy was treated at the scene and then transported to Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, where he was later treated for minor injuries and released.
The trooper also suffered minor injuries during the incident, and was treated and released at the scene.
Deputies later learned that the suspect’s vehicle had been stolen from Lansing.
The suspect was taken to the Calhoun County Jail on charges of fleeing and eluding, unlawful driving away of a vehicle, resisting arrest causing injury, and driving on a suspended license.
He will also face felony charges in Jackson County and Lansing.
Vehicles occupied by a sheriff's deputy and a Michigan State Police motor carrier officer were hit.
A fire damaged three garages and some homes in a Grand Haven neighborhood early Thursday morning.
The suspects stole cash and fled the scene.