LANSING, Mich. — The man allegedly responsible for stealing a vehicle and driving it into two party stores was arraigned in Ingham County on Thursday.
Dustyn Lee Stone, 18 from Lansing, was arraigned on the following charges:
2 counts of Breaking and Entering
2 counts of Malicious Destruction of Property over $2,000.00
Attempted Safe Cracking
Unauthorized Driving Away of an Automobile
Flee and Elude in the 3rd Degree
Four counts of Felony Firearm
The Ingham County Sheriff confirmed that there was a break-in at the Sparty Liquor Store in Delhi Township.
They say a vehicle drove through the door of the business on Tuesday morning at 2:30 a.m.
And later, deputies responded to another break-in where a vehicle had driven through the front door to get into the business.
This was at the Ace Hardware in Delhi Township.
Deputies say they located a vehicle with front end damage on Willoughby Road near Cedar Street.
They attempted to stop the driver but he kept driving until he got stuck in a "grassy area" at a dead end on Dell Road in Lansing.
Then the driver took off on foot, according to police.
Deputies said the suspect ran onto I-96 and flagged down a vehicle that was being driven by a 31-year-old Mason woman. He then forced himself into the vehicle, according to police, but took off again when she pulled out a knife.
Deputies investigated and discovered that the vehicle used in the break-ins was stolen.
Detectives arrested Stone on Tuesday afternoon.
His bond was set at $250,000 and his next court date is Thursday March 5th at 8:30 am at the 55th District Court in Mason in front of Judge Boyd.
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