Driver convicted of fleeing deputies, faces 15 years in prison

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. -- A driver who fled from deputies at a high rate of speed in July 2022 has been convicted of fleeing/eluding police in the fourth degree, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office.

Daniel Wagner, 41, was found guilty after a one day trial on Tuesday.

On July 3, 2022, Wagner was speeding in the Village of Centreville and failed to stop for a St. Joseph County Sheriff's deputy. Wagner led the deputy on a pursuit that reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

When Wagner stopped and fled from his vehicle, he hid in a swamp, but was located by a K-9.

Wagner was convicted as a fourth habitual offender and faces up to 15 years in prison.

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