Iron River man in court for resisting, obstructing police at underage drinking party

DICKINSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: There is a new judge overlooking Polich's case in Dickinson County. Judge Michael Pope out of Gogebic County is now on the case.

Polich had a pretrial conference Wednesday and is now scheduled for a motions hearing September 14.

An Iron River man who already served time in jail after a police chase was back in court Monday and this time, he’s in Dickinson County Circuit Court.

Tyler Polich, 22, is being charged with two counts of resisting and obstructing, along with lying to a peace officer. He pled not guilty.

According to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, Polich was caught at an underage drinking party June 20th. Polich tried to climb out of a window, but deputies pushed him back inside and told him to report to another deputy who was located in another area of the residence.
Polich allegedly left the residence and led police on a foot chase instead, but was captured by a deputy.

Deputies at the sheriff’s office say Polich gave a false name and age, but later admitted his real identity when he was recognized in jail.

A few days later, Polich was found at another underage party in Sagola Township, where he ran away from deputies again.

Polich was previously sentenced to 12 months in jail in Iron County for leading police on a high speed chase through Iron River. His passenger Seth Stochoff, who was 19 at the time, dropped out of the still moving vehicle, leaving him with substantial injuries.

He also recieved 180 days in jail with credit for 151 days already served for interfering with electronic communications in November 2017.

Polich will be back in Dickinson County Court for his most recent charges on August 6th.

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