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Suspect Who Tied Up Victims, Led Police On High Speed Chase ID'd

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - Officials say they now know who police say threatened and tied up a Jackson business owner and his young daughter, then led them on a high speed chase in a stolen car.



Jackson Police say Christopher Dodd, 19, walked into the Jackson Ace Auto Saturday with a knife and a plan to rob the business.


"The owner of the business had met an individual there under the premise that the individual was going to buy a car," said Deputy Chief John Holda, with the JPD.

Instead, Dodd pulled out a knife. He demanded the owner's wallet and cell phone, then began to tie up the owner and his 11-year-old daughter.

That's when police say another customer walked into the dealership. The teen realized he'd been caught in the act, so he ran out the door, hopped into a red Mitibushi Eclipse and headed to his mom's house in Jackson. Jackson Police say she then called them.


"She advised us that he may be in route to the Lansing area," said Holda.

Jackson Police then called the Ingham County Sheriff's Department. Officers set up along US-127 and quickly spotted Dodd. The car chase reached more than 100 miles per hour. When Dodd tried to turn, he crashed into a ditch.

"He exited his vehicle, my officer exited his vehicle immediately and the subject surrendered," said Sgt. Tim O'Neil, with the Ingham County Sheriff's Department. Ingham County officers turned him over to Jackson.

Dodd faced a judge Tuesday and was charged with two counts of larceny, business robery with a weapon and vehicle theft.

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