Parole violator runs from police during arrest

Parole violator runs from police during arrest

A parole violator trying to pass as a roofing contractor was arrested Wednesday.

Monroe police received a tip that a parole violator was in the Lansing, Michigan area and working as a roof contractor on a home on South Stony Creek Road in Frenchtown Township.

The man also had a felony warrant out for his arrest for delivery of marijuana.

When troopers arrived to the home, the man fled through a field and into a waist-deep creek.

Trooper Nick Kaiser, a former track and field athlete at the University of Tennessee, pursued the man and eventually took him into custody.

The 39-year-old suspect is being held at Monroe County Jail for an outstanding parole violation charge as well as resisting arrest.

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