Authorities detained ‘armed and dangerous’ shooting suspect following search
MONROE COUNTY, Mich. (WTVG) - Authorities have detained a shooting suspect Wednesday, following a wide-search, Monroe County Sheriff’s says.
According to statement released by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, authorities began searching for James Pattenaude on Tuesday after he was identified as a suspect in a shooting. Pattenaude was located in a vehicle parked in a commerical business parking lot off Airport Highway and S. Reynolds Road in Toledo.
Detetives notified the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office and requested assistance. Lucas County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to stop Pattenaude and take him into custody around 3 p.m. However, he fled deputies as well as officers from the Toledo Police Department.
A chase ensued and Pattenaude led authorities to Monroe County. Monroe County Sheriff detectives and deputies joined the pursuit which lasted for several miles until Pattenaude stopped at Memorial Highway at Head O Lake Road in Whiteford Township and began to flee on foot. Pattenaude was arrested and transported to Monroe County Jail.
On May 22 around 3 a.m., deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 13000 block of Martinsville Road in Exeter Township for reports of several gunshots fired.
MCSO says once deputies arrived on scene, they discovered that several gunshots had struck the front of the residence. The homeowner was inside at the time and saw the suspect’s vehicle speed away after the shots were fired.
Detectives were called in to investigate the shooting and they determined the suspect to be James Pattenaude, 38, from Monroe County. Investigators were also able to determine that this was not a random shooting and that the homeowner and Pattenaude knew each other.
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