Welfare check leads to police chase 

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – At approximately 12:40 p.m. on Sept. 15, Mt. Pleasant Police responded to a call requesting a welfare check on an individual in the parking lot of Meijer who was undressing himself and banging on his car. When officers arrived at the scene, a man matching the description of the individual jumped into his vehicle and fled northbound on Mission Street. The man proceeded to drive north on Old U.S. 27 to Jordan Road before crashing his car on the railroad tracks. The subject exited the vehicle and a foot pursuit ensued into a nearby cornfield.

Officers set up a perimeter of the area and were able to locate the suspect after an extensive search. The suspect was identified as 34-year-old man from Leroy, Michigan. 

The Leroy man will be lodged at the Isabella County Jail on charges of Fleeing and Eluding; Resisting and Obstructing; Driving While License Suspend; Reckless Driving and several outstanding warrants. 


The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by the, City of Clare Police Department, Department of Natural Resources, Isabella County Sherriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Michigan State Police K-9 Unit, Bay Area Narcotics Unit, Mt. Pleasant Fire Department and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department.