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Posted: Thursday, 10 July 2014 8:50PM

Sheriff Bailey Defends High-Speed Chase In Benton Harbor



Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey is defending the actions of his officers last week. Deputies engaged in a high-speed chase through Benton Harbor when a suspect took off after being pulled over. Bailey says his officers are not affected by any rules in the city of Benton Harbor that ban police from engaging in chases.

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20-year-old Will Jakes was arrested on charges of fleeing and eluding, driving on a suspended license, resisting officers, failure to stop at an accident and possession of marijuana. According to Bailey, Jakes was shocked that he was pursued.

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Bailey says that perception needs to change. Video of the chase was posted to our Facebook page by a Benton Harbor resident.

   

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