Man arrested after assault, chase at 160 km/h; Several weapons were found in his vehicle

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) – A man was arrested Sunday after an assault and high-speed chase in Battle Creek, city officials say.

It started around 3:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Cliff Street, near James Street. Police were called into an attack on a home, the city of Battle Creek said. It said the suspect had been invited there by one of the residents.

The man was chased away by the assault victim’s brothers, officials say. They said he then fired several shots. The city said officials didn’t know which direction the shots were fired, but no one was hit and nothing was damaged.

Several shell casings were found, city officials say.

The victim of the attack does not require medical treatment, the city said.

Officers found his vehicle at Dickman Road and McCamly Street and attempted to stop him, but he fled, officials say. The chase, which reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, went to Bedford Township and then back to Battle Creek. Police lost him on Van Buren Street and Limit Street.

Deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office helped.

Around 7 a.m., officers went to the man’s home and arrested him without incident.

In his vehicle, officers found “multiple assault weapons and various calibers of ammunition, including .223, 308, 7.62×39, 9mm and 12 gauge,” the city said.

The man was arrested for assault, fleeing and escaping, and multiple weapons charges. Man arrested after assault, chase at 160 km/h; Several weapons were found in his vehicle

Dais Johnston

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