Estranged husband with loaded guns stalks wife, drives drunk, flees police in Monroe County

48-year-old Toledo man arrested

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An estranged husband was caught stalking his wife with loaded guns in his truck, and then he drunkenly tried to flee police before crashing into a pole, Monroe County deputies said.

A woman called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office around 6:20 p.m. Monday (May 23) to say that she was being harassed and stalked by her estranged husband.

A deputy went to speak with the woman in the 7200 block of Lewis Avenue in Bedford Township. While the deputy was there, the man, a 48-year-old Toledo resident, returned, according to authorities.

When the man spotted the deputy in the parking lot, he immediately fled north on Lewis Avenue in a black 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck, officials said.

The deputy pursued the pickup until it crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of Lewis Avenue and Ida West Road in Ida Township, police said.

The Toledo man was immediately arrested and taken to the Monroe County Jail, according to officials.

Deputies said two loaded guns were found in the truck.

The man is facing criminal charges for stalking, operating while intoxicated, fleeing and eluding, and carrying a concealed weapon, authorities said.

He is expected to be arraigned at 1st District Court in Monroe.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 734-240-7700.


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