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Shots fired at cars, a pursuit with law enforcement and arrest of a Michigan man Sunday

A Michigan man is in the Shelby County Jail charged with attempted murder.


The Shelby County Sheriff's Department reports dispatch received a call of a male standing in the roadway, shooting at vehicles, around the 6000 block of West SR 44.


Frederick Dewon Charles, 36, of Grand Rapids, Michigan is charged with attempted murder and resisting arrest.


Larry Hill lives at 6417 West State Road 44.  He told GIANT fm News that he saw Charles try to get into his barn that is located across the road from his home.



Once units arrived, a pursuit began with the suspect. The pursuit went north through farm fields to Shelby CR 100 S. The pursuit went west on CR 100 S.  At some point one of the units was able to use stop sticks on the suspect vehicle. Charles  was taken into custody, shortly after that, in the 8000 block West of CR 100 S.


On the Facebook page of Fred Charles-Jones is video shot while he was parked along the roadway and then a later video shot of himself inside the cab while he is driving thru the field toward 100 South and eventually stopped by police.  He states he isn’t trying to hit anyone and doesn’t want to ram anyone.  Officers can be heard near the end of the video yelling for him to get out of the vehicle.  He then notes that he is boxed in and can’t go anywhere.


Charles says “Love you all” and gets out and is apprehended.


No injuries have been reported but it’s reported one vehicle was struck by a round shot from a gun.