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Police chase crosses state lines, ends in suspect’s capture

EDWARDSBURG, Mich.—A 34-year-old man from Elkhart was taken into custody after leading police on a chase across state lines.

According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, a police chase that began in Elkhart County crossed into Cass County around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say the suspect abandoned his vehicle and fled into a home on the 20000 block of Channel Parkway.

The suspect allegedly barricaded himself within the residence and was believed to be armed.

Officials say the suspect exited the home after almost an hour of negations via cellphone.

When officers got inside, they found four others inside the home: a 40-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman, a 29-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman. All of them were detained inside the home. Three of those suspects were booked on drug charges, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Department.

Police say they found methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine and close to $4,000 in cash inside the home. Two stolen vehicles were found outside, as well.

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