Man Who Fled From Police In High Speed I-96 Chase Enters Plea
September 20, 2017
A Lansing man has admitted to charges connected to an incident in which he fled from police and led a high-speed chase on I-96.
35-year-old Deron Maurice Wilson pleaded guilty as charged Friday in Livingston County Circuit Court to the six counts against him. Wilson was charged as a habitual offender with 2nd degree fleeing a police officer, carrying concealed weapons, resisting a police officer, driving with a suspended license, open intoxicants, and felony firearms. A sentencing agreement calls for a sentence of two years on the firearms charge and two consecutive years on the others.
The charges stem from the April 15th incident, in which Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull Wilson over for a traffic violation. Wilson took off, leading a high speed chase on I-96. Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy says Wilson traveled east, and then exited at D-19. He then traveled north and re-entered I-96 headed west. Murphy says deputies pursued Wilson until the chase became a safety concern. Not long after, his vehicle was spotted in Lansing and he was arrested without incident.
Wilson will be sentenced October 5th. (DK)