LIVONIA, Mich. – Two men were charged in connection with attempting to break into a Livonia gun store before leading police on a chase Thursday.
Jermaine Marcel Jackson and Jarick Grant Allen were arraigned Friday.
Watch the chase above.
Police said the owner of Shooters Service at 29465 6 Mile Road was sleeping in the store when he was awoken by two people attempting to smash the front window about 3:45 a.m. The business was also burglarized in December.
Police responded and saw a red Chevrolet Impala parked next to the store. The car fled before being stopped at I-275 and Ann Arbor Road.
Jackson, the passenger, fled on foot and was stopped a few yards away, police said. Allen, the driver, ran across the freeway and was stopped a short time later, police said.
An ax that was used in the attempted break-in was found in the car, police said, and both men confessed to the crime. Allen also confessed to driving the getaway vehicle and not having a license.
Both men are charged with possession of burglar tools, attempted breaking and entering a building with attempt to commit larceny, and resisting arrest.
Allen is also charged with fleeing and eluding a police officer and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended, revoked or denied driver license.