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Police: Suspect tries to escape arrest, crashes into detective’s car

Police: Suspect tries to escape arrest, crashes into detective’s car

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich.—Multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a month-long investigation that resulted in the arrest of two suspects on drug-related charges on July 16, according to the Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET).

On Tuesday, police attempted to make an arrest at a Walmart located in the 2100 block of South 11th Street in Niles.

During the arrest, the suspect vehicle attempted to escape police and in the process, struck a detective’s car.

Police located 54 grams of heroin, several digital scales, a Glock pistol with a 50 round drum magazine and other narcotic-related items during a search of the suspect’s vehicle.

The driver of the suspect vehicle, George L. Harris, 27, was arrested and taken to the Berrien County Jail on the following charges:

  • Delivery of Heroin
  • Possession with intent to deliver heroin over 50 grams
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • Destruction of police property
  • Maintaining a drug vehicle

The passenger in the suspect’s vehicle, Robert Williams, 25, was also arrested and taken to the Berrien County Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession with intent to deliver heroin over 50 grams
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • Out of state warrant for armed robbery and parole absconder

The arrests were the result of a month-long investigation into the distribution of heroin in Niles and South Bend.

SWET was assisted by the Michigan State Police and the Berrien County Sheriff's Department. 

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