Southfield man crashes after leading officers on 100-mph chase, police say

Stolen items found in man's car after crash, police say


OAK PARK, Mich. – A 50-year-old Southfield man was arrested Tuesday after he led police on a chase that reached up to 100 mph, they said.

Royal Oak officers said they stopped Frankie Lysander Burton at 3:59 a.m. Tuesday for speeding on 14 Mile Road near Coolidge Highway. Officers say they learned Burton had a suspended license and outstanding warrants and ordered him to get out of his car.

Police said Burton put his car in drive, did a U-turn and sped away from the officers. The officers chased Burton, who drove south in the northbound lanes of Coolidge before reaching 13 Mile Road, they said.

The chase continued into Oak Park at speeds up to 100 mph, police said.

Officers said that as they ended the chase, Burton tried to turn on to a side street and lost control of his car near Coolidge Highway and Pearson Street. Burton's car stopped against a home and Oak Park officers helped take him into custody, they said.

Burton suffered a minor injury in the crash and was treated by Royal Oak firefighters.

The Oak Park home was not damaged in the crash, and there were no other injuries, police said.

Officers said they found several items in Burton's car that are believed to have been stolen from major retail stores.

Burton is being held on charges of fleeing and eluding a police officer, driving with a suspended license, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia and on misdemeanor warrants.

The Royal Oak Police Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the case.

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