Dowling Man Busted In Battle Creek After Fleeing From Stop
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says that a deputy of theirs attempted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Capital Ave. NE early morning January 24, on a vehicle that was observed to have violations of the motor vehicle code. Instead of stopping, the driver fled at speed, and the chase was called off in the area of Kellogg Community College due to concerns over the safety of other drivers. Calhoun County deputies and officers with the Battle Creek Police Department instead "flooded" the area to search for the vehicle.
Their suspect vehicle was found shortly afterwards in the area of May and Hubbard in the City of Battle Creek, and a Calhoun County K-9 unit was brought in to track down the occupants; the track led through yards and fences southward, leading to the discovery of the driver a few blocks away.
However, the vehicle's passenger wasn't found.
The driver, a 25-year-old man from Dowling, was arrested without incident on charges of Fleeing and Eluding, along with Resisting and Obstructing Police. Authorities continue to investigate and search for the passenger; if you have any information you're asked to contact the Sheriff's Office or Silent Observer to leave an anonymous tip.