An effort to stop a speeder in the City of Hastings about 5 a.m. Friday morning turned into a pursuit with speeds up to 100 miles an hour into the southern part of the county by Barry County Sheriff’s deputies and the Michigan State Police.
When it was over, Russell Shaneck, 22, from Hastings was in the county jail, charged with obstructing and resisting police. The driver of the Jeep is known to police; he is a 34- year-old man from Allegan County with two outstanding felony warrants against him, Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf said.
The Hastings officer stopped the chase at the city limits, and notified the sheriff’s office. Deputy Rosie O’Grady took up the pursuit at Charlton Park Road, Leaf said. With the cooperation of state troopers, the speeding Jeep Cherokee was boxed in.
When they closed in, troopers found an empty car. A K-9 was called in for a track; the dog located the passenger, Shaneck, but not the driver, who is still being sought.