Two arrests after chase from Elkhart to Cass County

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Two people are in custody in Cass County, Michigan, after fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle in Elkhart.

Just before 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 911 dispatch received a call regarding a vehicle stolen in the 100 block of S Main Street. An Elkhart Police Department officer arrived shortly afterward.

The victim reported that he had started his vehicle, a 2009 Hyundai Sonata, and went back inside. While inside, his vehicle was stolen.

The officer, through his investigation, was able to obtain the description of two male subjects seen entering and driving away in the Sonata.

A second Elkhart Police Department officer observed two males matching the suspects’ descriptions walking in the area of Benham Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Shortly thereafter, at approximately 12:40 p.m., the allegedly stolen Sonata passed the officer traveling eastbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.

Due to the circumstances, the officer initiated a traffic stop, and the vehicle failed to pull over. EPD officer initiated a pursuit, and was joined by other officers as the Sonata traveled through Elkhart. The Sonata eventually traveled northbound on State Rd 19 and continued into Michigan.

During the pursuit, the Sonata’s front passenger tire became damaged. The Sonata traveled northbound on Five Points Road, and turned east onto Grange Street where it finally came to a stop shortly after 1 p.m. Officers initiated a felony stop, and the driver and passenger of the vehicle exited without further incident.

The driver and his passenger were both taken to the Cass County Jail.

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