UPDATE: The Lansing Police have released the identity of the man charged with driving a stolen cement truck on a destructive path through the Delta Township GM plant earlier this week.
Brandon Smith, 28, of Stockbridge has been arraigned for Unlawful Driving Away of an Auto, Resist & Obstruct Police, and Malicious Destruction Of Property charges.
He’ll be back in court February 21.
UPDATE: According to the Ingham County Sheriff’s Office the driver is a 28 year old man from the Stockbridge area. His name has not been released yet. Investigators have not revealed what led to the rampage.
This story will continue to develop and will be updated.
ORIGINAL STORY: Authorities say a person is in custody after driving a stolen cement truck through a locked gate at a General Motors facility in mid-Michigan and hitting several parked vehicles.
The Eaton County sheriff’s office says no one was injured in the early Thursday collisions in Delta Township. The sheriff’s office says the cement truck had been stolen in neighboring Ingham County and later was recovered in Ingham County.
The sheriff’s office didn’t say why the “male subject” drove the truck to Detroit-based GM’s Customer Care and Aftersales facility. The department is investigating.
GM spokeswoman Erin Davis says in an email that that the truck caused some damage to the automaker’s property and it contacted law enforcement about what happened.