Break-In Suspect Arrested After Leading Ogemaw County Deputies On Chase

A man is in custody less than a week after he was released from jail after leading police on a car chase.

It happened in West Branch Monday afternoon around 2:00 when police recognized the convicted felon.

The Ogemaw County sheriff says the man led police from multiple agencies on a chase through Ogemaw and Roscommon counties after being involved in a break-in.

During the chase, the sheriff says the suspect removed his tether ankle bracelet and threw it out the car window.

The sheriff says several deputy patrol cars were damaged and stolen TVs were found in the car with the suspect.

Police eventually managed to stop the man and arrest him.

“We believe this subject is a fugitive on parole that’s escapee he cut his tether off so it was a very serious situation,” says Ogemaw County Sheriff Howie Hanft.

According to the sheriff, the man had been released from jail on Friday after serving 10 days for a parole violation.

The sheriff says he’ll be arraigned tomorrow on charges of home invasion, running from police and assault with a vehicle.

He could face more charges.

Stay with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we work to bring you more details on the police chase.