UPDATE: Car chase suspect arraigned

UPDATE: Monday, August 21st, 2017 4:25 p.m. ET

The suspect who allegedly led police on a vehicle pursuit that spanned three U.P. counties has been arraigned.

Cory John Labonte, 18, of Escanaba, was arraigned Monday afternoon in Delta County District Court. He faces one count of Unlawfully Driving Away with an Automobile.

His preliminary exam will take place September 7th. Bond was set at 10% of $50,000.

ESCANABA — An 18-year-old man is behind bars after leading authorities on a vehicle chase that spanned three U.P. counties.

Escanaba Public Safety responded to a stolen vehicle complaint just before 10:00 p.m. Friday. Approximately 4 1/2 hours later, the vehicle was spotted by the Norway Police Department.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle took off. The chase ended when the suspect crashed the vehicle at the intersection of US-2/41 and M-69 in Delta County.

The 18-year-old suspect was arrested on one count of Unlawfully Driving Away with an Automobile. He’s currently lodged in the Delta County Jail.

His name will be released once he’s arraigned in District Court. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, Menominee County Sheriff’s Office, Hannahville Tribal Police, Michigan State Police, Delta County Sheriff’s Office, and three dispatch centers from Delta, Dickinson and Menominee Counties all assisted Escanaba Public Safety.