A pair of men from Chicago were arrested late Wednesday night in Calhoun County after a lengthy police chase.

The chase started when the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a vehicle involved with counterfeit money complaints. Around 11pm Wednesday, a traffic stop was attempted along eastbound I-94 near Kalamazoo, but the vehicle kept going for more than 20 miles before it hit stop sticks near mile marker 100 in Calhoun County.

The occupants fled on foot, but a K-9 track successfully found the suspects, along with a loaded handgun. The two men are facing charges of fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing, felony firearm and possession of counterfeit bills.

The two suspects are believed to be connected to several incidents of counterfeit bills appearing throughout southwest Michigan; charges are also being sought in Van Buren and Berrien Counties. 

This case was a cooperative effort between The KCSO, Michigan State Police, Battle Creek Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff's Department and Emmett Township Public Safety.