A Coloma man wanted on drug charges was arrested Monday night after he fled in a squad car, crashed it 18 miles away and was found and bitten by a police dog, authorities said.
Levi Hedding, 27, was taken to an area hospital for treatment of the dog bite before being taken to the Adams County Jail, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Hedding was stopped by Adams County and Marquette County deputies at about 10 p.m. on Highway 13 in Adams County, because of warrants for suspected heroin trafficking in the area.
He tried to flee on foot but was put into the back of an Adams County squad car while deputies were processing evidence at the scene.
“He escaped through a window of the squad car and fled in a Marquette County squad car,” said Adams County Sheriff Sam Wollin.
The 18-mile pursuit, involving the two sheriff’s offices and other police in the area, ended when Hedding crashed the squad car into a tree on Highway EE.
“He tried to flee on foot but was apprehended by a Marquette County canine and deputies from both agencies,” Wollin said.
Hedding faces tentative charges of possession of heroin with intent to deliver, felony fleeing, auto theft and reckless driving.