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
|Arrest reportedly linked to gun used to kill MIT police officer during Boston bombing manhut|
|A 21-year-old Massachusetts man is believed to have provided the gun used by the Boston marathon bombing suspects to kill an MIT police officer while on the run from authorities, according to reports.|
|Theater shooting defendant returning to court for more hearings on which experts can testify|
|The man charged with the Colorado theater massacre is returning to court for the second day of hearings about what kinds of experts can testify at his trial.|
|AP sources: Man's arrest linked to gun used to kill MIT officer after Boston Marathon attack|
|A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a university police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.|
|Police custody death tests NYPD's 'Broken Windows' crackdown on petty offenses|
|The recent death of a New Yorker in police custody is calling into question a police crackdown on petty offenses to discourage more serious crime.|
|Jury picked, opening statements next in trial of Detroit-area man who killed woman on porch|
|After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.|
|Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward amid drug controversy|
|The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.|
|Beretta to move out of Maryland due to gun-control laws|
|Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.|
|Aurora movie theater shooting: Trial date stands for James Holmes|
|Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case pleaded Tuesday for more time so they can interview a psychiatrist who conducted the first sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes, but a judge stuck by a Dec. 8 trial date.|
|2 South Texas police officers shot while serving warrant; suspect barricades self in home|
|Authorities say two police officers in South Texas have been shot and the suspected shooter has barricaded himself inside a house.|
|Texas woman convicted in starvation death of 10-year-old stepson|
|A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.|