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Handcuffed suspect in custody after fleeing into woods during traffic stop

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PINCONNING, MI (WNEM) -

The suspect who escaped while handcuffed is now in custody.

The Pinconning Police Department made a traffic stop shortly before midnight on Sept. 22 for defective equipment on the vehicle, police said.

The vehicle was stopped by the Speedway gas station, 3778 N. Huron Road, in the city.

After police made contact with the driver and the passenger they detected there were drugs in the vehicle, police said.

The driver, a white male, was ordered out of the vehicle and placed into handcuffs. Police told him to stand in front of the vehicle why they searched it.

The driver fled into the woods while police searched the vehicle, police said.

The Arenac County K-9 Unit, Michigan State Police, and the Bay County Sheriff’s Office were called in to assist in the search.

The suspect was not found. Police later discovered he was wanted by the Arenac County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect is 30 years old, 5’10”, 200 pounds, has brown hair and blue eyes.

The suspect was taken into custody Wednesday night.

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