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Suspects of home invasions arrested after trying to evade police

Posted: 11:36 AM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 15:36:30Z

Two people that were suspects of many home break-ins in mid-Michigan were arrested Thursday night.

The Eaton Co. Sheriff announced Friday that a male and a female suspect who were wanted on home invasions in Eaton Co., Calhoun Co., and Barry Co., as well as parole violations and felony warrants were located.

Around 6:40 p.m. Thursday, they were spotted by police and took off on foot.

The man ran into a wooded area near Butterfield Hwy. and Ionia Rd. and tried to hide in a swamp. Police surrounded him but he tried to cover himself up with lily pads in the pond. Eventually police had to go into the water to arrest him.

The female suspect was spotted in the area of Peas Road and Love Hwy. and was arrested at 10:20 PM.

The woman is in custody with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office and the man is in the Eaton County Jail. He was treated for hypothermia and other injuries at Hayes Green Beach Hospital in Charlotte.