Live-streaming suspect on the run captured in Brighton

At about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 2020, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling east on I-96 near Latson Road. The driver of the vehicle had a felony warrant out for carrying a concealed weapon stemming from an earlier pursuit of the same suspect by the Sheriff’s Office in March of 2020.

The suspect fled at a high rate of speed and the deputy discontinued the pursuit because of dangerous conditions present. A few minutes later, the Michigan State Police from the Brighton Post located the Jeep at Grand River Avenue at I-96 in Brighton. The driver, a 21-year-old Lansing man, jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The passenger, a 20-year-old Lansing woman, started to drive the vehicle away from the scene. After a short pursuit, the woman was taken into custody at Brighton and Bauer roads without incident.

A Livingston County K9 unit responded to the area of Grand River Avenue and I-96 to assist in the search for the man. Green Oak Township Police Department also assisted in the search with a drone.

At about 5:10 p.m., Livingston County Central Dispatch received information from the Lansing Police Department that the male suspect was streaming live on social media. This assisted law enforcement to locate him. He was taken into custody without incident near Nemco Way and Murphy Drive.

Both subjects are lodged in the Livingston County Jail, facing additional charges of fleeing and eluding, and resisting and obstructing.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office in a release thanked the Brighton Police Department, Michigan State Police, Hamburg Township Police Department, Green Oak Township Police Department, Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division, and the Lansing Police Department for their assistance.

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