Pontiac man arrested, arraigned after chase

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Pontiac — A man released from prison in 2014 for armed robbery has been arraigned on a number of charges stemming from a domestic dispute Thursday afternoon.

On Friday, Lartis Mosley, 27, of Pontiac was arraigned at the 50th District Court in Pontiac on one count each of fleeing and eluding police, possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed weapon.

All are five-year felonies. Mosley was also charged with domestic violence.

At about 3 p.m. Thursday, deputies from the Oakland County Sheriffs Department were dispatched to a home in the 1300 block of Gambrell Drive on a domestic violence report.

A 29-year-old woman told officers that her boyfriend had strangled her and then shoved a shotgun into her face. The suspect then fled the home before officers arrived, taking the shotgun with him, according to authorities.

As he fled, he allegedly stated that he was not going back to prison.

Deputies located the suspect’s vehicle on Joslyn near Walton Boulevard. The vehicle fled from deputies southbound on Interstate 75 from Joslyn and then exited onto westbound Square Lake Road.

According to authorities, the vehicle turned onto Woodward and then turned north on Jessie Street before approaching East Pike. At this point, the pursuing deputy utilized a precision immobilization technique maneuver on the fleeing car, which was successful in stopping the vehicle.

Mosley was taken into custody with further incident.

A loaded shotgun was found in the car wrapped in a jacket belonging to Mosley who allegedly confirmed that it was the same weapon used in threatening the Pontiac woman, according to authorities.

Mosley is currently being housed at the Oakland County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond and on a parole violation. He was released from prison in 2014 after serving eight years for armed robbery and home invasion.

Mosley’s next court appearance is a pre-exam conference 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 before Judge Michael Martinez.


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