Man accused of murder leads police on chase through Macomb County

By: Alex Szwarc | C&G Newspapers | Published September 3, 2021

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MACOMB COUNTY — A North Dakota man was taken into custody after a chase sped through Macomb County.

On Aug. 30, the 32-year-old suspect was arrested in Warren. He was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and is accused of murdering his girlfriend, leaving her body in the trunk of a burning car in North Dakota and torching their home.

A Macomb County Sheriff’s Office post reveals that undercover agents with the U.S. Marshals requested that the Sheriff’s Office assist in making a traffic stop on a homicide suspect.

Police say the suspect headed north on Groesbeck Highway, being followed by the agents. The minivan was spotted at Groesbeck and Cass Avenue in Mount Clemens by a Sheriff’s Office sergeant.

The suspect and his passenger were taken into custody without injury. Multiple vehicles were damaged, and the deputy that ended the chase received non-life-threatening injuries.

“We commend our deputies, dispatchers and all of those involved for taking this suspect into custody and removing him from our community,” A Sheriff’s Office Facebook post indicates. “Precision driving while communicating, observing your surroundings, and thinking ahead as to how to end this pursuit in the safest manner possible make for a job well done. We will also point out that, even injured, the deputy still continued forward to apprehend the suspect.”

Clinton Township Police, Warren Police and the Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit, which ended in the area of Groesbeck and Stephens in Warren.

The Michigan Department of Corrections website states the individual is a parole absconder.