Suspect said he planned to intimidate fiancé’s family with shotgun, police say

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich.—A 53-year-old man was arrested during a traffic stop in Constantine Township on Monday, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office.

On December 21 around 10:55 p.m., deputies tried to pull over a vehicle for a speeding violation near Dickinson and Burke Road but the vehicle did not stop.

A pursuit ensued and ended when the driver, a 53-year-old man from Howe, Indiana, was captured near Burke Road and Miller Road.

Following the pursuit, a shotgun was found in the area and the driver admitted to police that he had the shotgun because “he was going to use it to intimidate the family of his fiancé,” police reports said.

The suspect was booked into the St. Joseph County Jail on suspicion of fleeing and eluding police, resisting and obstructing police, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, operating while intoxicated, 2nd offense and driving while license is suspended.

Police did not release the suspect's identity. 

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