A Michigan man is facing numerous charges after attempting to flee from police in Butler earlier this week.
According to a criminal complaint filed by State Police, just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday troopers observed a vehicle pull out of the A-Plus gas station on New Castle Street onto Wagner Avenue without stopping or using a turn signal.
Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on North Chestnut but the vehicle failed to pull over and failed to obey multiple stop signs while traveling at a high rate of speed.
A man later identified by passengers in the vehicle as 36-year-old Bernard Bush of Detroit allegedly jumped out of the vehicle and began fleeing on foot near the back of Family Video. Bush is accused of failing to obey commands to stop so a trooper used a taser device on him. Bush was able to dislodge the taser prongs and was able to keep running until he was located on North Chestnut Street around 2:30 a.m. by Butler City Police officers. After jumping out of a second story window, Bush was taken into custody.
Bush allegedly admitted to recently smoking marijuana and a glass crack pipe was found near where he was sitting in his vehicle.