Parole absconder arrested after fleeing deputies

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – An alleged parole absconder was arrested following a brief pursuit in Bloomingdale Township, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies and the Michigan Department of Corrections Absconder Recovery Unit were attempting to locate a parole absconder who was on a GPS tether Tuesday evening.

The suspect, a 38-year-old man from Bloomingdale, was located in a vehicle traveling in Bloomingdale Township.

A sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, deputies said.

The vehicle turned onto 46 ½ Street and the driver initially lost control in a curve and went off into a ditch, reports said.

The vehicle returned to the roadway and continued northbound with the deputy in pursuit.

Deputies said the vehicle then turned onto the Kal Haven Trail, westbound onto 8th Avenue, lost control and crashed into a ditch.

The alleged parole absconder was taken into custody. He was not injured in the crash.

Deputies said they located baggies of meth and paraphernalia in the vehicle.

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