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Posted on Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 3:05 p.m.

Clinton man tasered after forcing sister in car at knifepoint and leading police on chase

By Heather Lockwood

A 29-year-old Clinton man was tasered and arrested Sunday afternoon after police say he forced his 16-year-old sister into a vehicle at knifepoint and led officers on a chase that ended in Pittsfield Township.

Clinton police responded to a call of a man forcing a woman into a vehicle at knifepoint in the 200 block of Tyrell Street Sunday afternoon, Clinton Police Chief Michael Randolph said. 

The incident took place at the family home, and family members followed the man's vehicle and provided the location to police, Randolph said.

The chase ended at about 2 p.m. on US-12 just west of Platt Road in Pittsfield Township, Randolph said. The driver stopped, got out of the vehicle brandishing a box cutter, then dragged his sister out out of the vehicle and held the box cutter to her neck, Randolph said.

The man was "asking the officers to shoot him," Randolph said. An officer with Michigan State Police shot him with a Taser, and Clinton police arrested him. Tecumseh police and Pittsfield Township police also assisted.

The sister sustained minor injuries.

Randolph said the man has not yet been arraigned and remains in an area hospital for evaluation. No further details were immediately available.



Wed, Dec 29, 2010 : 10:19 a.m.

Yes, Adam they are bored. Ill tell you why, very little crime. Now that is something to be proud of. I sleep very well at night around here.

joe golder

Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 8:35 p.m.

Adam small town cops are irrelevant? Clinton and Tecumseh are both small communities. They probably assist each other often. In these times I don't think any police officers get bored.


Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 12:22 p.m.

This a tragic story for all involved, regardless of where it happened or which police intervened.


Tue, Dec 28, 2010 : 10:40 a.m.

@ RoboLogic, The only reason the Tecumseh Police responded is because they are bored, small town cops who are nearly irrelevant. They don't respond because they care about the people of that town or the neighbors of Tecumseh. They love when these things happen. It is more interesting than their average small town, low speed DUI busts and it's job security for them.


Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 9:22 p.m.

Thanks to the Tecumseh Police for assisting their neighbors in this incident. Tecumseh Police can always be counted on for protecting their citizens as well as providing assistance to their neighbors in times of critical need. Thanks to the MSP Unit as well wherever they may be posted...and Clinton PD for being on the ball.

dading dont delete me bro

Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 9:01 p.m.

@ann english, walmart is at state street and us-12 (michigan ave). @huh7891, thanks on the toilet. i thought it was cool too.


Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 7:35 p.m.

dading the t is silent, it's pronouned yrell. Nice toilet...

Ann English

Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 7:03 p.m.

dading, If the buildings you're describing are the ones I think you are, then the chase ended awfully close to what little part of Saline I'm familiar with. The Walmart Supercenter drew me to get familiar with that part of Saline. The buildings are on the south side of the road.


Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 6:13 p.m.

Does the 29 yr. old have custody of his 16 yr. old sister? I guess it doesn't really matter, this is a crime. Sounds like both were out of control. Maybe we will see a reason for the chase soon.


Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 4:24 p.m.

Does it really matter how the street name is pronounced? I can't see how it does.....but it is "Tie-rell" Just goes to show you that crazy things can happen even in little villages like Clinton.

dading dont delete me bro

Mon, Dec 27, 2010 : 4:01 p.m.

"The chase ended at about 2 p.m. on US-12 just west of Platt Road in Pittsfield Township..." would this happen to be in front of the pittsfield twp police/fire/municipal buildings? "200 block of Tyrell Street" is this pronounced "tie-rell" or "tah-rell" street?