Jackson County Man Arrested After Multi-County Manhunt
A Jackson County man had to be hunted down across Southwest Michigan Tuesday after he allegedly went on a crime spree.
MLive reports the 26-year-old had been wanted in Jackson County, and was believed to have been in Kalamazoo County’s Comstock Township Tuesday afternoon. He was first tracked down to the 5000 block of Savannah Ave, but evaded capture and allegedly broke into three homes in that area, stealing various items, before stealing a car and speeding off.
Reportedly, he was shot at by a resident in Richland Township during this spree; it's unclear if he had been attempting to break into their home, or steal their car.
Police say he then broke into a home on 44th St. in Ross Township, and stole a car there, leaving the first stolen vehicle behind. He also broke into a home on E. Gull Lake Dr. before speeding off into Barry, and then Allegan County, where he was spotted, leading to a police chase. The suspect vehicle crashed, and the driver was arrested at that time.
He’s expected to face multiple charges, including home invasion and carjacking.