WTVG - The track and field skills of a new member of the Michigan State Troopers Monroe Post came in handy in pursuit of a parole absconder.
According to a release from the Monroe Post of the Michigan State Troopers on May 17th they were called to check on a tip at a home on S. Stoney Creek Road in Monroe County.
Information had been provided that a subject from the Lansing area who was a parole absconder would be working as a roofing contractor at the address. The subject also had a felony warrant for his arrest for delivery of marijuana. As Troopers arrived at the residence, they were able to positively identify the subject standing near the home.
The suspect quickly took off running through a large field and into a waist deep creek. Troopers pursued him on foot though the field and through a creek, eventually catching up to the suspect and taking him into custody. The 39
year-old suspect from Lansing, was lodged at the Monroe County Jail for the outstanding parole violation charge, as well as resisting arrest charges resulting from him fleeing from the Troopers.
Troopers involved in this incident were K9 Trooper Jack Taeff, Trooper Dan Drewyor, Trooper Jordan Long and Trooper Nick Kaiser.
The official release points out that it should be noted that Trooper Kaiser, a 2011 graduate of Bedford High School and accomplished track and field athlete at Bedford High School, as well as at the University of Tennessee, ran down and captured the suspect.