Fleeing suspect found in Michigan leaf pile - WNEM TV 5

Fleeing suspect found in Michigan leaf pile

HASTINGS, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a Michigan police officer found a fleeing suspect hiding in a leaf pile with help from thermal imaging device.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/vTxHRJ) the officer in Hastings, about 30 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, responded Friday to an alarm at a restaurant and saw a man running from the area. The officer lost the man but soon found him in the leaf pile.

Police say the man then ran and jumped into a river. He was caught after apparently changing clothes at a motel. Police found a backpack belonging to the man with waste from methamphetamine making inside the backpack and say he likely was making meth in the motel room.

The man was held on a probation violation. He was expected to face drug charges.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.