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Wanted fugitive arrested following foot pursuit in Traverse City

The Suttons Bay man was wanted for an alleged probation violation stemming from a prior methamphetamine arrest
During the arrest, troopers say they located a glass pipe with methamphetamine

On Thursday, March 21, 2024, at approximately 4:10 p.m. troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Traverse City Post were on patrol near an area known as “the pines” in Traverse City. The troopers recognized a wanted fugitive standing with a group of people near the roadway. The fugitive, a 35-year-old man from Suttons Bay was wanted for a probation violation stemming from a prior methamphetamine arrest. As troopers approached the fugitive he fled on foot into 
the pines. A foot pursuit and struggle ensued in the pines. A trooper deployed his taser and the man was taken into custody without further incident. 

During the arrest, troopers located a glass pipe with methamphetamine inside the man’s pocket. The residue tested positive for methamphetamine. The man was treated on scene by EMS and then treated at Munson Medical Center for a pre-existing shoulder injury. He was lodged in the Grand Traverse County Jail on the outstanding warrant, resisting and obstructing police, and possession of methamphetamine. 

Troopers were assisted by deputies from the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office, along with police officers and a canine team from the Traverse City Police Department.