Reed City man faces charges for chase with deputies  

8 minute vehicle, foot pursuit ran through Colfax and Grant townships

REED CITY — A man from Reed City was arraigned Tuesday on charges stemming from a vehicle pursuit and foot chase with law enforcement officials over the holiday weekend.

According to a news release from the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office, deputies attempted a traffic stop about 6:30 p.m., Sunday along 16 Mile Road in Colfax Township. The driver, Cameron Woodard, 27 of Reed City, failed to stop, and led deputies on an eight minute pursuit, driving through fields, two tracks, fences, residential lawns and yards into Grant Township, before fleeing on foot from his vehicle. He later was located hiding in a swamp.

Woodard was arrested on a felony probation violation and multiple other probation violations, along with fleeing and eluding; reckless driving; possession of controlled substance; multiple plate and insurance violations; malicious destruction of property; obstructing police and smuggling drugs in jail; and a domestic violence third warrant out of Osceola County, the news release said.

Woodard was arraigned in the 77th District Court and remains in custody — innocent until proven guilty — on a $50,000 bond.