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Brown City Man takes Self Hostage

On March 5, 2019 at approximately 3:40 p.m., Sanilac County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisting Brown City Police to apprehend a wanted fugitive and located him in a vehicle in Brown City.
According to Sgt. Shelly Park, a 31­year­ old Brown City man pulled a knife and held it to his own throat from inside the vehicle. Deputies were able to get the female driver and another male passenger out of the vehicle. Deputies attempted to get the man to put the knife down when the man began to swing the knife at Deputies and attempts to Taser the man were ineffective. The man then fled in the vehicle that he had stolen from the female subject who was giving him a ride. Deputies pursued the suspect until he entered into Lapeer County, where Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies continued the pursuit, which was later picked up by Tuscola County.
Tuscola County Sheriff’s Deputies pursued the suspect through their County, when the suspect rammed their patrol vehicle and eventually went through a field, got stuck and fled on foot. The subject entered a house on Frankenmuth Road and attempted to steal a car there and was confronted by the home owner who had a gun. The suspect then attempted to disarm the home owner.
Tuscola County Deputies were able to arrest the suspect and transport him to the Tuscola County Jail, where he remains in custody. Sanilac County will seek additional charges on the suspect for this incident. The incident remains under investigation and the subject’s name is being withheld pending arraignment.
Sanilac County Sheriff’s Deputies and Brown City Police were assisted by Sanilac Central Dispatch, Sanilac County Drug Task Force, Lapeer County Sheriff, MSP Caro, and the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office. Information provided by the Sanilac County Sheriff Department.

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