The Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post was involved in a vehicle pursuit involving a 30-year-old Kalamazoo man who was reported to be the suspect in an armed sexual assault and kidnapping incident that allegedly occurred a short time earlier.
During the early morning hours of May 8, 2020, troopers located the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to stop it in Comstock Township. The suspect failed to stop and troopers chased the vehicle through several neighboring townships and into Battle Creek before stop sticks were deployed by the Battle Creek Police Department. The vehicle ultimately crashed and the suspect fled on foot.
The suspect was located and arrested a short time later and lodged in the Calhoun County Jail on charges of: Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting & Obstructing a Police Officer and Fleeing and Eluding. Further investigation is pending on additional charges. His name is being withheld pending arraignment.
The Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post was assisted by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Battle Creek PD, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department and the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department.