Eastpointe police pursuit leads to man’s arrest for allegedly selling heroin

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published June 10, 2021

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EASTPOINTE — A 29-year-old Center Line man has been charged with numerous crimes including selling heroin and fleeing from the Eastpointe police.

According to the Eastpointe Department of Public Safety, on June 7, undercover officers with the department purchased heroin from the suspect, Andra Latize Jones. Police said that Jones then fled from police with three children in his vehicle.

“We believe one child in the car was his, one was his nephew and one was his godson,” Eastpointe Director of Public Safety George Rouhib said in an email. “St. Clair Shores police assisted at the end of the pursuit when he was apprehended on 9 Mile Road, east of Beaconsfield. Jones sold heroin to the undercover officer. When the officers moved in to arrest, he entered his vehicle and fled.”

There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident.

Jones was arraigned in 38th District Court June 8. He was charged with one count of delivery of heroin — under 50 grams; one count of fleeing and eluding — third degree; one count of maintaining a drug vehicle; one count of resisting/obstructing arrest; one count of child abuse — fourth degree; one count of operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and one count of operating a vehicle without security, which means “without insurance.” 

Bond was set at $150,000 cash or surety. His next court date is a probable cause conference scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 29. His attorney, Avis Hany Choulagh, did not respond to requests for comment prior to publication.

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