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Brent Lee McPhall, Courtesy Photo


The LSJ reports here that 36 year old Brent Lee McPhall of Charlotte led police on quite a chase this past weekend (allegedly) – actually, it was three different high-speed chases.

McPhall was wanted on felony charges BEFORE he slipped away from authorities in Dimondale around 9:00 Friday night. There was another pursuit around 1:00 Saturday afternoon in Charlotte – and the third took place around  near Fox Park in Potterville that lasted about 30 minutes, through people’s yards and a farm field.

They eventually collared McPhall early Sunday morning and he was charged yesterday with a laundry list of crimes.

"Arraignment was held today for Brent Lee McPhall, 36 year old Charlotte resident, who led Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Michigan State Police Troopers, and Charlotte and Potterville Police Department Officers on a chase over the weekend that resulted in his capture Sunday morning, June 11th. McPhall was arraigned on the following charges:

Count 1: Controlled Substance – Possession of Methamphetamine/Ecstasy
Count 2: Police Officer – Fleeing and Eluding – Third Degree
Count 3: Police Officer – Fleeing and Eluding – Fourth Degree
Count 4: Police Officer – Fleeing and Eluding – Third Degree
Count 5: Malicious Destruction of Fire or Police Property
Count 6: Police Officer – Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing
Count 7: Police Officer – Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing
Count 8: Driving While License Suspended/Revoked/Denied

Bond has been set at $100,000 cash surety.

For the past several days, the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office was actively looking for a 36 year old male Charlotte area resident wanted on an outstanding warrant and for questioning on numerous felony crimes in the Tri-County area. Eaton County Sheriff Deputies located the suspects vehicle near Potterville at around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10th. Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the suspect and he fled in his vehicle attempting to elude Deputies and Potterville Police Officers who pursued him to the area of Vermontville Hwy and Gunnel Rd. The suspect intentionally struck patrol vehicles during this pursuit. The suspect then fled on foot with Deputies and Officers in pursuit. The suspect was able to elude pursuing officers and an extensive area search was conducted.

Deputies were assisted by numerous agencies including the Potterville Police Department, Charlotte Police Department, Michigan State Police troopers, Aviation Unit and Fugitive Team, the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office, East Lansing Police Department, Lansing Police Department and Michigan State University Police.

At 06:11 Sunday, Eaton County Central Dispatch relayed details from a caller to Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Michigan State Police Fugitive team, that a white-male, matching the latest description of the wanted suspect, was currently asleep on the back deck of a local residence. All entities worked together in apprehension of the wanted suspect and he was taken into custody without incident. He is lodged at the Eaton County Jail, awaiting arraignment. Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich thanks the many area agencies involved last night and the Michigan State Police Fugitive team for their tremendous assistance working together to capture this suspect."

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