Landlord confesses to killing missing Battle Creek couple
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A landlord has confessed to killing a Battle Creek couple who has been missing for more than a week. Police said Chad Reed turned himself in Thursday afternoon. WOOD-TV reported that Joseph Soule, 34, and Jaclyn Lepird, 31, were last seen on Oct. 7. According to investigators, the couple lived in an apartment above Reed, who told police the incident started as an altercation. Police found the bodies of the couple in the garage of an abandoned home.
Mid-Michigan man dies after confrontation with officers
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. A mid-Michigan man has died following a chase and confrontation with officers, police said. The 22-year-old Marshall man was driving toward officers when they opened fire on him early Saturday, the Battle Creek Police Department said. Two Battle Creek officers traveling in the same patrol vehicle attempted to stop a suspected drunken driver whose SUV was veering into oncoming lanes of traffic, police said. As officers walked toward the SUV, the man suddenly drove toward them, and the three officers shot into the vehicle, police said. Investigators said its unclear how many shots were fired, and whether any of the shots hit the man.
Nazi flag raised at Michigan elementary school, police say
The flag was discovered Saturday when construction workers arrived at Riverside Elementary School and noticed that the American flag in front of the school had been replaced by a Nazi banner. (CNN) - Police in Battle Creek, Michigan, are investigating after a Nazi flag was found flying at an elementary school. The flag was discovered Saturday when construction workers arrived at Riverside Elementary School and noticed that the American flag in front of the school had been replaced by a Nazi banner. Sometime during the night, school officials say, someone broke the lock on the flagpole and swapped them. When authorities received the flag, Police Chief Jim Blocker said, it had already been handled by a number of people.