FOX 66 News at Ten
The Clare County Sheriff's office said deputies were called in to help the DNR during a pursuit on Saturday that ended with one man being taken into custody.
On Nov. 2 around 7:30 p.m., deputies said the pursuit was initiated by a DNR conservation officer on Clare Ave. near the north County Line. The pursuit lasted for approximately 20 minutes and covered about 15 miles.
Authorities said the suspect reached excessive speeds during his attempt to avoid law enforcement. Deputies said the man drove recklessly through several subdivision areas and through the city of Harrison. At one point during the pursuit, police said he even drove his vehicle head-on at the DNR officer and forced him off the roadway to avoid capture.
Sheriff's deputies deployed stop sticks at Clare Ave. and Stockwell Road, which they said helped to reduce the speeds during the pursuit. The chase ended on M-61 and Sellinger Street in Harrison when the suspect came to a stop after his vehicle became inoperable.
The 54-year-old Harrison man, whom police later identified following arraignment as Robert Leathers, was taken into custody and lodged at the Clare County Jail.
Also in the vehicle during the pursuit was the suspect's 46-year-old wife. She was released without incident and transported to a residence by deputies.
On Tuesday, Leathers was arraigned in 80th District Court on the following charges: Flee and elude, assault/resist/obstruct a police officer, and operating while intoxicated/impaired, 2nd offense.
Leathers was released from jail after posting a $10,000 bond and is due back in court on Nov. 18.
Copyright 2013 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Friday, November 8 2013, 09:31 AM EST
National News Headlines
|Forgiveness of Charleston shooter prompts discussion about whether that's best for community|
|Some family members of those killed in the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting have said they forgive the man who's been charged.|
|66 riders evacuated after 400-foot Florida Ferris wheel stops|
|A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the East Coast’s largest Ferris wheel Friday, an incident that caused the 400-foot attraction to shut down, authorities said.|
|Lawsuit in deaths of Hotshot firefighters ends in little cash|
|A dozen families who lost loved ones when 19 members of a Hotshot firefighting crew were overcome by a 2013 wildfire originally wanted $220 million from the state for their deaths, plus changes to how Arizona responds to fires and trains its crews.|
|Authorities say all 66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel in Florida stops|
|A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400 feet over central Florida, authorities said.|
|Mass. authorities seek to ID toddler in 'Baby Doe' mystery|
|Investigators in Massachusetts are seeking the public’s help to solve a horrific mystery and identify a little girl whose body was found in a trash bag on the shoreline of a Boston Harbor island.|
|Connecticut mom balks when son's kindergarten application gets personal|
|A Connecticut mom wanted to snap her No. 2 pencil in half when she sat down to fill out her son's kindergarten application and came across personal questions about his birth that left her demanding answers instead of filling them out.|
|Police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter|
|The man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee, police said.|
|Pentagon's vaunted F-35 earns lousy review from test pilot in secret report|
|How would the military’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft fare in a dogfight against an old F-16D fighter? Not well, according to a leaked test pilot report of mock air battles in January between the two aircraft.|
|Top Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dead at 90|
|Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90.|
|Prosecutors: 23-year-old man in wheelchair arrested 2 days after robbing New York City bank|
|A New York City man in a wheelchair has been arrested two days after he pocketed $1,212 in a daytime bank robbery, authorities announced Friday.|