A lengthy chase in Calhoun County Thursday afternoon ended with a crash and an arrest. But another suspect is still on the loose.

At around 3:30 pm, deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff's office attempted to stop a vehicle for a speeding violation in the area of 23 Mile Rd and Division Dr. in Marengo Township. The driver failed to stop and then sped off on the roadway and even through fields at times until the vehicle became stuck in a farm field. The driver and an occupant both exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a nearby wooded area.

The passenger was tracked to a nearby trailer by Sheriff's K-9 Tuco. He refused to exit and then resisted arrest before finally being taken into custody. The driver escaped after taking off in a separate vehicle and has not been found.

Authorities learned that the driver of the vehicle, which had been found to be stolen out of Indiana, had come to the Albion area to purchase narcotics. It was after this that the deputy attempted the initial traffic stop.  The passenger, a 27-year-old male from the Quincy area, was lodged at the Calhoun County Jail for unlawful entry and resisting arrest.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were assisted by the Albion Department of Public Safety, Michigan State Police and the Battle Creek Police Department.

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