WSMH FOX 66 on Facebook WSMH FOX 66 Twitter WSMH FOX 66 RSS Feed WSMH FOX 66 Mailing List
 

FOX 66 News at Ten

WSMH FOX 66 :: News - News at Ten - Man charged in police chase through 2 cities
Man charged in police chase through 2 cities

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.

Man charged in police chase through 2 cities

Friday, November 8 2013, 09:31 AM EST

National News Headlines

Five killed when car driving wrong way slams into SUV in Ohio
A suspected drunken driver going the wrong way on an Ohio interstate slammed head-on into an SUV, killing himself and four people inside the other vehicle early Saturday, police said.

Bitter wind chill creates dangerous conditions across Northeast
Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend and the brutal weather was blamed for a deadly interstate pileup.

Good Samaritan saves trapped, screaming motorist from burning car, continues on to work
It was all in a morning’s commute for a Good Samaritan who pulled a trapped and screaming motorist from a burning car and then continued on to work, Virginia authorities said Saturday.

Two people walking across Golden Gate Bridge hit by blow darts
Two pedestrians walking across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco were struck by blow darts, authorities said Saturday.

Authorities arrest suspect who killed mom, 2 children in New York hotel room
A man suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her small children with a kitchen knife at a New York hotel used as homeless housing was arrested after a four-day manhunt, police said Saturday.

94-year-old Navajo Code Talker's home gets major facelift
A Navajo Code Talker who was forced out of the home he built 60 years ago when it fell into disrepair is settling back in thanks to some extensive renovations done by volunteers.

Manhole cover crashes into SUV's windshield, killing driver
A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV's windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning commute, authorities said.

College officials suspend hockey season over hazing claims
Officials at a New Hampshire college say they are suspending the rest of the men's hockey season over hazing allegations.

102 pythons caught as state snake hunt enters final weekend
A state-sanctioned hunt on public lands for invasive Burmese pythons is about to end.

Oregon man expected to survive wood chipper accident
An Oregon man is expected to survive being pulled head-first into a wood chipper thanks to his helmet and his foot catching a safety bar.

Jacksonville man shot by off-duty federal officer dies
A man who was shot by an off-duty federal law enforcement officer during an attempted robbery has died from his injuries.

The Latest: Suspect in stabbing of woman, 3 kids in custody
The Latest on the hotel stabbing that left a 26-year-old woman and her two small children dead.

Police: 3 dead in shooting over apparent domestic dispute
Authorities said Saturday a man involved in a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend fatally shot her two brothers who had arrived at a west Omaha home with a trailer to help her move out, then held the woman hostage during a standoff with police before releasing her and taking his own life.

3 killed, scores hospitalized after huge I-78 pileup, police say
A pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people and sent scores to hospitals appears to have been related to a passing snow squall, authorities said Saturday.

Manhunt continues for suspect in stabbing of woman, 3 kids
New York City officials are still hunting for a man suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her children in a brutal attack at a hotel used as a homeless housing.

5.1 and 3.9 magnitude earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-largest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years.

2 people walking across Golden Gate Bridge hit by blow darts
Authorities say two pedestrians were hit by blow darts while walking across the Golden Gate Bridge.

2 charged in robbery gone wrong where arm was severed
Both people involved in a bizarre botched robbery have been arrested after the would-be robber's arm was torn off.

Longtime Philadelphia journalist Acel Moore dies at 75
A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists has died.

Recaptured jail inmate says he never intended to harm anyone
The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix