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Video of Calhoun Co. chase released
CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - We're getting a closer look at the man believed to have led Calhoun County law enforcement on wild police chase.
The suspect is 36-year-old Brian Laxtons.
Battle Creek police say he was the driver of a getaway car involved in a shoplifting incident at the Walmart off of B Drive North on Monday.
The shoplifter was arrested, but police tell us two other suspects, including Laxton, were waiting in a car in the parking lot.
When an Emmett Township police officer confronted them police say the suspects sped off, almost hitting the officer.
He led police on a high speed chase, blowing through stop signs and stop lights.
Laxton swerved to avoid stop sticks, barely missing another officer.
Finally, police deflated the car's tires with stop sticks.
Laxton then took off running into the woods, but an officer quickly tackled him to the ground.
Laxton is now charged with resisting and obstructing police.