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Man faces 4 felonies after fleeing police, allegedly ramming cop car

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Harrison Township — On Monday, an attempt by Detroit police to serve a material witness warrant on a Harrison Township man ended in that man's arrest, but also resulted in five criminal charges, four of them felonies, after the man allegedly attempted to ram police with his vehicle.

Clint Washington Jr., 32, now faces two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of third-degree fleeing a police officer, one count of malicious destruction of fire or police property, and driving with a suspended/revoked/denied license. That last charge is a misdemeanor. 

At 9:45 a.m. Monday, Macomb County Sheriff's Office personnel responded to the area of Metro Parkway and North Pointe Parkway on reports of shots fired. Callers reported seeing people with "police-type vests on" who drove "dark-colored" Dodge Chargers.

Deputies arrived to find several vehicles fleeing. They learned those people were part of the Detroit-Wayne County Violent Crimes Reduction Task Force.

Washington allegedly fled while the group was trying to serve the warrant, striking a police vehicle and driving toward two cops standing near it. A third officer on the scene fired multiple shots, but no one was hit. 

Washington was arrested on Livernois on Detroit's west side, and lodged at Macomb County Jail.

He is expected to be arraigned at the 41-B District Court in Clinton Township.