Suspect found after stolen car chase in Sturgis

STURGIS — A person was taken into custody Jan. 28 in Sturgis after allegedly fleeing in a vehicle reported stolen from the Three Rivers area.

The Sturgis Department of Public Safety reported that — at approximately 2:45 a.m. — police attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, which had been reported stolen earlier in the night. The driver led police to a residence on North Centerville Road in Sturgis, where the suspect fled on foot.

Officer Josh Edgington and K-9 Odin tracked the suspect to a nearby backyard, hiding under multiple items. The suspect was taken into custody on charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, obstructing justice, felony ammunition possession and driving with a revoked license.

The suspect was lodged at the St. Joseph County Jail, and the vehicle returned to the owner. Police officers were assisted by the Three Rivers Police and the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with additional information about the case is asked to call the Sturgis Department of Public Safety at 269-651-3231.

This article originally appeared on Sturgis Journal: Suspect found after stolen car chase in Sturgis