Man convicted for fleeing police and resisting arrest

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Vulcan man arrested in May after fleeing from police and resisting arrest has been convicted.

According to the Dickinson County Prosecutor’s Office, 43-year-old Robert Solecki was found guilty of assaulting, resisting, or obstructing a police officer and fourth degree fleeing and alluding. Both of the charges are felonies punishable by up to two years imprisonment. He was also found guilty of the misdemeanor charge of operating with a suspended, revoked, or denied driver’s license.

Solecki was arrested on May 3rd after Michigan State Police troopers stopped him for committing traffic violations while operating his off-road vehicle on US-2 in Waucedah Township. Solecki was put under arrest after troopers found that his license was suspended. He fled the scene at that time, traveling around a half mile to his home in Norway Township. He was taken into custody there after resisting arrest.

Solecki will be given his sentence on December 1st.

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