Stalking suspect sought after police chase in Holland

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Police in Holland are looking for a man who led officers on a chase before crashing his vehicle and leaving the scene early Tuesday morning.

The 20-year-old Holland man was being sought in connection to a stalking complaint from his ex-girlfriend who said he had threatened her, according to Holland police.

While police were taking the report in the 100 block of E. 16th Street around 2:15 a.m., the suspect drove by in a truck.

An officer attempted to pull over the truck near 24th Street and Apple Avenue, but the suspect refused to stop and led police on a chase that hit speeds near 100 m.p.h., according to a release from the Holland Police Department.

The suspect eventually lost control and rolled the truck on a curve at Waverly and M-40, about three miles away from where the chase started.

He ran into a field and officers set up a perimeter. Police brought in a K-9 unit and also used thermal imaging to try to locate the suspect, but after hours of searching they never found him.

Police say the suspect is not a threat to the public and his ex-girlfriend has been made aware that he remains on the run. Police are not releasing his name at this time in hopes that he turns himself in.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call the Holland Department of Public Safety at 616.355.1150 or email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com. You can also remain anonymous by calling Silent Observer at 1.877.887.4536 or texting OCMTIP and your message to 274637 or submit an online tip at http://www.mosotips.com.

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