McMillan man arrested after police chase in Luce County

LUCE COUNTY — A McMillan man was arrested Monday night after fleeing from a deputy.

The arrest took place after the suspect lead authorities on a pursuit on County road 405 where two patrol cars received massive damage in the chase.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. a Luce County Sheriff’s Office deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle. Authorities say the deputy told the 22-year-old driver that a circuit court order had been issued against him and attempted to take him into custody.

The suspect fled the scene and drove south on County Road 405. Additional deputies joined in the pursuit and attempted to box the suspect in near Teaspoon Creek on County Road 405.

The suspect then rammed into two patrol cars, disabling one and causing damage to the other. He then fled and turned west on M-28 and returned to his residence west of McMillan. The suspect drove behind the residence and then ran into the woods behind the residence.

A K-9 handler from the United Stated Border Patrol arrived on the scene to assist in the search for the individual.

The suspect was finally apprehended south of McMillan and was taken into custody around 6:30 p.m. He was found hiding in a tree stand.

His name has not been released, pending arraignment.

The Michigan State Police, Michigan State Police Motor Carrier, Luce County 911 Coordinator and the U.S. Border Patrol assisted the Luce County Sheriff’s Office.