Five people arrested after driver leads deputies on two state pursuit
CASS COUNTY, Mich. -- Five people were arrested after an Elkhart man led deputies on a two state pursuit and brief standoff on Sunday.
The pursuit of the suspect began in Elkhart County and crossed into Cass County at 2:25 p.m.
The man drove to a residence in the 21000 block of Channel Parkway and barricaded himself inside, deputies said.
After nearly an hour of negotiations, the 34-year-old suspect exited the home and surrendered.
Deputies said the suspect was driving a stolen vehicle.
Deputies obtained a search warrant and searched the home.
The four people inside the home, a 40 year old male, a 30 year old female, a 29 year old female and, an 18 year old female, were secured while the search was conducted.
While searching the home, detectives found over $4,000 in cash, a gallon sized Ziploc of marijuana, a bag containing cocaine, an ounce of methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia, deputies said.
Two vehicles reported stolen from Indiana were also located at the residence.
The 40 year old male from Elkhart, was taken to the Cass County Jail and lodged on charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
The 30 year old female from Elkhart, was taken to the Cass County Jail and lodged on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine.
The 18 year old female from Goshen, was taken to the Cass County Jail and lodged on charges for possession of methamphetamine.
The 34 year old male from Elkhart, who led deputies on the pursuit, was transported to Elkhart by Elkhart County deputies.
Charges against the 34-year-old male are pending.
The names of the suspects are being withheld pending arraignment.