For the second time in less than 24 hours, police in Livingston County were involved in a high-speed pursuit, although this time suspects were taken into custody.
According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, deputies were informed of a white 2010 Toyota Tundra that fled from a Metro MSP trooper when the trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle that was not displaying a license plate while traveling westbound on I-96. A Livingston County Deputy spotted the vehicle on I-96 near D-19 traveling at a high rate of speed.
“The Deputy activated his emergency lights and the Toyota continued to flee with speeds up to 110 mph on I-96,” said a press release. “The vehicle exited at M-59 traveling east at high rates of speed and went north on Latson Rd. The Toyota continued at high rates of speed and would occasionally turn off it’s lights in an attempt to get away.”
Authorities say that deputies continued to follow the vehicle down several dirt roads before the Toyota began driving through yards near Antcliff Road and Steinacker Road. While the deputies did not follow the Toyota in the yards, they eventually found the Toyota unoccupied on a property near Antcliff Road and Pioneer Drive in Cohoctah Twp.
Deputies search the Toyota and located several stolen guns and a bullet proof vest inside the truck. They searched the area but could not locate the driver who they believed to be the registered owner.
At approximately 7:30 a.m., a trooper form the Brighton Post went into the Mugg and Bops located at Oak Grove Road and Sanford Road, where the clerk informed them that a male fitting the description of the possible driver was in the bathroom. Additional troopers and deputies responded to the store and took the male into custody without incident when he exited the bathroom.
The 35-year-old Lansing man had several warrants from his arrest that included one out of Lansing Police Department for felony armed robbery.
This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Wednesday’s arrest followed a high-speed chase early Tuesday through Livingston County in which the suspects got away and are still being sought.