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Eaton County Sheriffs report they have captured Ingham County Jail escapee

Michael David McKerchie escaped the Ingham Co. Jail early Friday morning. Ingham Co. Sheriff's...
Michael David McKerchie escaped the Ingham Co. Jail early Friday morning. Ingham Co. Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who saw or sees anything in in the area on Cedar St. in Mason to call 911.(Ingham County Sheriff)
Published: Nov. 21, 2020 at 6:36 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Eaton County Sheriffs Department announced they have captured Michael David McKerchie.

According to police, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday, McKerchie was seen leaving a convenience store in Eaton Rapids driving a black pick-up.

An alert citizen called 911 with a description. An Eaton Rapids Officer spotted a vehicle matching the description given and attempted to stop it. McKerchie fled from the officer, in the vehicle, before crashing in a cemetery and fleeing on foot.

Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived in the area a short time later to establish a perimeter and were alerted by a citizen that his pick-up had just been stolen moments earlier.

Eaton County Deputies located and pursued that vehicle before eventually getting it stopped.

Watch that video here.

McKerchie was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. He will now face several charges in Eaton County in addition to those he is already facing in Ingham County. The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the efforts of the Eaton Rapids Police Department, Eaton County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police 1st District Fugitive Team in their efforts capturing this fugitive.

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