A Sturgis man faces a number of charges after he led police on a vehicle pursuit over the weekend in Burr Oak Township.
State police officials said Corey Roggow, 33, failed to pull over at 5:25 p.m. Sunday after he was observed not wearing a seatbelt.
Roggow drove a 1989 GMC pickup east on Hackman Road near M-66 then allegedly sped up to 100 miles per hour as he continued on a variety of paved and gravel roads, and failed to stop at two intersections. The pursuit lasted about five miles before Roggow stopped at the intersection of Carpenterson and Kelly roads.
Roggow, however, fled on foot southbound on Carpenterson Road before troopers caught him.
After a search of the vehicle by a MSP canine, Roggow was found in possession of 3.5 grams of methamphetamine. Roggow has been charged with several felonies, including fleeing and eluding, possession of meth, operating under the influence of drugs, driving while license suspended and parole violation.
A passenger, Mendon resident Brian Lowery, is also on parole but was not arrested at this time.
Detroit police say they have arrested two more men in connection with the severe mob beating of a suburban motorist who had accidentally hit a 10-year-old boy who stepped in front of his truck. Sgt. Michael Woody said a 30-year-old man was arrested Sunday night and a 24-year-old on Monday afternoon. That brings to four the number arrested in the assault of 54-year-old Steve Utash after the accident Wednesday. A 17-year-old has been charged with assault and faces arraignment Tuesday. The fourth is a 16-year-old who hasn’t been charged but is being held in a juvenile detention facility. Woody says Utash, of Macomb County’s Clinton Township, is in a medically induced coma. (AP)
A 15-year-old student has been charged with arson following an incident last week at Sturgis High School.
According to Sturgis police, a paper-towel dispenser was intentionally set on fire in a bathroom shortly before 1:30 p.m. Friday. Fire crews arrived to find a moderate amount of smoke but no fire.
With the aid of school-security video, district officials and law-enforcement personnel were able to determine the suspected culprit. He was detained for arson and lodged by juvenile court.
Students were kept in their classrooms and fans were brought into the school to help remove the smoke.
Authorities say the body of a woman has been found in a northwestern Indiana lake near where they conducted a January search for a missing Michigan doctor. Indiana State Police say a fisherman on Lake Charles in the town of Porter reported something suspicious Sunday morning. They say divers helped recover a female body dressed in dark clothing. Police say an autopsy will be conducted this week to positively identify the body. Indiana State Police, the FBI and Michigan police searched the same lake on January 23rd for Doctor Teleka Patrick of Kalamazoo, but didn’t find any evidence related to her disappearance. Her car was found abandoned by an Indiana trooper on Dec. 5 along Interstate 94 and near the lake about 15 miles east of Gary. (AP)
Kalamazoo policed say a 13-year-old Kalamazoo boy was shot after leaving a party on the city’s south side. The shooting happened about 11:40 p.m. Saturday. The Department of Public Safety says the boy was shot in the back. It reports that the boy told investigators he was walking when he heard a gunshot and realized he’d been hit. The department says an acquaintance drove the teen to Bronson Methodist Hospital, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was in stable condition. Police say there were no immediate arrests. (AP)
The Three Rivers Police Department would like to thank the public for its help in response to a voluntary missing person.
Eighteen-year-old Zachary Allen Kelley has been located in Georgia, safe with a family member.
According to a Three Rivers Police media report, Kelley was last seen by his parents Tuesday. He had spent the night at a family member’s house in the Marcellus area, but had not been seen since.
Police did not indicate the relationship between Kelley and the family member with whom he was found.