ANTWERP TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A fugitive was arrested during a traffic stop for various traffic violations and could be charged with transporting many weapons from Illinois to Michigan.
A Van Buren County sheriff's deputy stopped the man's car at 1:20 p.m. Thursday along Interstate 94 near County Road 652 in Antwerp Township.
The deputy discovered the driver was wanted on two traffic warrants out of the Grand Rapids Police Department, and for driving with a suspended license.
The deputy identified the driver as 37-year-old Marshal Piehl from the Detroit area, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department.
Police said Piehl had many firearms in his 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass and was transporting them from the Chicago area to the Detroit area, according to a news release.
Piehl was arrested for the traffic violations, the warrants from GRPD, driving with a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle with no insurance.
Police seized various semi-automatic handguns, a submachine gun, shotguns, rifles, and ammunition from the suspect's car.
The weapons violation charges are pending review by the Van Buren County Prosecutor's Office.
24 Hour News 8 learned Piehl had a 2004 bench warrant out of Grand Rapids District Court for failure to appear in court.
He also faced six separate charges in four separate cases involving driving offenses from 2000 to 2001. He was living in Elmhurst, Ill. at the time, court records show.
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