Suspect, 24, in Detroit police chase charged

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Derronn Deshawn Sherard

A Detroit man has been charged for leading police on a high-speed chase last week, officials said.

Derronn Deshawn Sherard, 24, was formally charged Monday in 36th District Court in Detroit with fleeing and eluding police, resisting arrest, heroin possession and marijuana possession, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

A judge ordered him to be held on $75,000 bond and scheduled his next court appearance for next Monday.

Authorities said Sherard refused to pull over for Detroit Police just after noon Friday on Interstate 75. 

Officers chased Sherard on city streets and freeways until he stopped his vehicle on I-75, abandoned the car and tried to flee on foot across several lanes of the freeway. The car chase lasted nearly 30 minutes.