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Inkster Traffic Stop Leads To Foot Chase, Arrest Of Separate Man Not Involved In Incident

Another man had warrants out for his arrest.

April 24, 2019 - 10:43 pm

INKSTER, Mich. (WWJ) -- A routine traffic stop in Inkster Wednesday turned into a foot chase that led to the arrests of two men -- one of which was not even involved in the initial traffic stop.

Michigan State Police say troopers attempted a traffic stop on a 2000 silver Audi A6 at Lehigh Street and Meadowdale Avenue some time after 5 p.m. The driver was slow to stop, but once they did, the passenger fled the scene on foot and the trooper attempted to chase him.

When the chase began, the driver took off on foot as well. Multiple units set up a perimeter in the area and two K-9 units responded to try and track the suspects.

During the tracking, troopers made contact with a 22-year-old male. While interviewing him, police determined he was determined he was not either of the suspects, but did discover that he had a misdemeanor warrant out of the MSP Metro South Post for a false police report and three felony weapons warrants from the Romulus Police Department. He was arrested on the scene.

Troopers later received a tip regarding the driver from Inkster police. A citizen reported that the driver was at an address in Inkster. Troopers went to the location and arrested the driver, who had a Probation warrant from the Westland Police Department.

Troopers did not locate the passenger who fled the initial scene and are still searching for him.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximate 6-foot, 160-170 lbs. He was wearing a black leather jacket and black pants and was carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact police.