PARMA TWP., MI – Two Tennessee residents were arrested in Jackson County after stealing a car and fleeing from police.
The 28-year-old woman and 22-year-old man stole a Dodge Charger the morning of Wednesday, July 22, in Troy, Michigan State Police said. Troopers found the vehicle in Washtenaw County later in the day and tried to stop it.
The driver refused to stop, leading to a pursuit. It ended around M-99 and Devereaux Road in Parma Township in Jackson County just before 9 p.m., police said. They man and woman then ran away.
The search included a K-9, Michigan State Police helicopter and numerous police units. It took about two hours to find them, 1st Lt. Kevin Rod said.
In Jackson County, they are charged with receiving and concealing stolen property; fleeing and eluding; carrying concealed weapons; felon in possession of a firearm; and felon in possession of ammunition. Additional charges related to carjacking will come from the Troy Police Department, Rod said.
They are lodged at the Jackson County Jail.
The man also absconded from federal probation and was being sought by United States Marshals, Rod said.
No one was injured, police said.
State Police from Brighton and Marshall Post, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Albion Police Department and Springport Police Department assisted at the scene.
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