Police: Man arrested after fleeing on stolen motorcycle

Breana Noble
The Detroit News

A man is in custody after state troopers say they used a Taser to gain control of him when he fled police on a stolen motorcycle Tuesday morning in northwest Detroit.

According to a Michigan State Police news release, troopers from the Metro South Post at 2:10 a.m. pursued a motorcyclist on a bike stolen from the Plymouth Police Department after speeding and riding without a license plate on Southfield Freeway and McNichols.

When the motorcycle did not stop, police pursued the individual until the bike crashed near Seven Mile and Meyers Road. The rider continued on foot, and troopers chased him to a house in the 19100 block of Manor Street, according to the release.

After he did not respond to commands to exit, police said they entered the home and found the rider hiding. He resisted, so troopers used a Taser to get him under control, according to the release. He was then put into police custody without further incident.

Police found the suspect’s riding gear inside the house, as well. Investigation afterward revealed the motorcycle was stolen from police in Plymouth.

The suspect complained about aches, pains and shortness of breath and was taken to Henry Ford Hospital. After being treated, he was released and is now lodged at the Detroit Detention Center waiting on prosecutors’ review.


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