Wanted Man Charged After Leading Deputies on Chase in Mecosta County

A man wanted on multiple outstanding warrants was charged Wednesday with resisting and obstructing an officer after leading Mecosta County deputies on a chase through the woods.

Two deputies went to a home in Martiny Township to take a suspect into custody, but as they approached, the man ran out of the back of the home and led deputies to a thick, swampy, wooded area. They were then assisted by the Mecosta County Sheriff’s K-9 and a perimeter was set up, according to the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office in a release.

After a chase that covered three-fourths of a mile, the man was found by K-9 Zeke and his handler Sgt. Pippin under a submerged log with only part of his face sticking out of the water.

The man was lodged in Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office Jail on multiple outstanding warrants and was charged with resisting and obstructing an officer.

Neither the man nor deputies were injured, and the man’s name is being withheld pending his arraignment.