Houghton County Police Chase Suspect Pleads Guilty
GLR News Update
Houghton, MI – August 1, 2014 – A Houghton County man scheduled to go to trial this week for his role in an April high-speed police chase has pleaded guilty instead.
As part of his deal, 26-year-old Travis Kuopus admitted to third-degree fleeing and eluding police and attempted stalking. Three other charges, including aggravated stalking and obstructing, resisting or assaulting a police officer, were dropped.
Police say Kuopus’s charges stem from a domestic incident at the Houghton Walmart store in April, after which he allegedly hit a vehicle and then fled the scene. The two day chase led officers through Houghton on M-26 to Dollar Bay. Kuopus was eventually arrested at a house in Laurium.
He now awaits his sentencing, which is scheduled for August 27 in Houghton County Circuit Court.
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