After police flatten his tires, Rockford man runs, is captured

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — 31-year-old domestic violence suspect Michael Ford was arrested Wednesday after a police chase.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff, around 9:30 a.m., deputies attempted to pull Ford’s red Saturn over near the intersection of Brooke and Collins roads in Rockford, but he fled at a high rate of speed.

Police then used a device to flatten his tires, after which his vehicle hit a snow bank in the intersection of Reed and Collins, at which point Ford ran.

He was caught inside a house on Collins after a short foot pursuit, police said.

Ford was wanted on a $100,000 warrant for domestic battery.

He was charged with aggravated fleeing to elude, resisting a police officer, and several traffic citations.


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