Michigan deputies searching for suspect after 44-mile chase through Kalamazoo County

Suspect wanted on multiple charges

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A 44-mile car chase leaves Michigan deputies searching for a suspect in Kalamazoo County.

According to WOOD, an NBC affiliate in Grand Rapids, deputies tried pulling over a 22-year-old man on Nov. 7 around 10 p.m. at Pavilion Estates in Pavilion Township, southeast of Kalamazoo.

Officials say that the suspect wouldn’t cooperate with the officers and drove off, leading law enforcement on a 44-mile pursuit. The pursuit route was through Pavilion Township, Comstock Township, Richland Township, Kalamazoo Township, Kalamazoo, Oshtemo Township and back into Kalamazoo, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office.

WOOD reports that the vehicle stopped in Kalamazoo’s east side after being hit by stop sticks. The suspect ran away from the scene, and officials say that he has not been found.

The Grand Rapids station state that this 22-year-old suspect is wanted on multiple charges, which can be found below:

  • Assaulting an officer
  • Fleeing and eluding
  • Domestic assault
  • Felon in possession of a firearm

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269-383-8748.