Man escapes custody during prisoner exchange in Macomb County

Posted: 10:51 AM, Sep 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-25 17:06:21Z

Clinton Township police say a man who was arrested escaped custody during a prisoner exchange on Saturday afternoon.

According to police, they received a call about a suspicious person in the area of 15 Mile and Groesbeck around 12:15 p.m. Saturday. Through a criminal check, they found the man had a warrant from St. Clair County.

He was arrested, and taken to the area of I-94 and 26 Mile Rd. to be turned over to the Marysville Police Department.

During the exchange, the man was able to break free and flee into a wooded area. Police searched the area but couldn't find the man.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call police at 586-493-7931.