DELTA COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - David Michael Brown, 46, and Charles Perkins IV, 27 were both arraigned in Delta County District Court Monday.
Brown is charged with third degree fleeing and eluding, two counts of resisting and obstructing a police officer, first degree retail fraud, and controlled substance, possession of marijuana.
Perkins is charged with first degree retail fraud.
The Kalamazoo men will appear back in court November 21 for preliminary exams.
On Sunday, November 4th at approximately 8:10 p.m., Escanaba Public safety was dispatched to Shopko to investigate a retail fraud complaint.
Upon arrival, an officer observed a vehicle in Shopko’s parking lot that matched the description given of the suspect vehicle.
The officer activated his emergency lights to make contact with the vehicle occupants.The vehicle immediately fled the scene and was pursued by officers into the commercial and residential areas between Shopko and the Escanaba High School.
The vehicle then traveled northbound on North Lincoln Road reaching high rates of speed. The vehicle failed to stop for traffic control signals throughout the pursuit.
As the pursuit continued north through Wells, requests were made to assisting agencies for the use of their stop sticks. Deputies from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office and Gladstone Public Safety then set up stop sticks at two locations.
A deputy with the Sheriff’s Department successfully deployed stop sticks, deflating three of the tires on the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle came to a stop at the South Shill Road intersection. The driver was taken into custody on charges of fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing, retail fraud, and possession of marijuana.
The passenger of the vehicle was taken into custody for retail fraud as well as an outstanding felony warrant out of Kalamazoo.
The names of the suspects will be released pending their arraignment.
Escanaba Public Safety was assisted by the Delta County Sheriff’s office, Gladstone Public Safety, Michigan State police, Delta County Central Dispatch, and Gene’s Towing.