Jacob Kody Westover, age 32, was arraigned Monday in this case. He was arraigned on four counts of assault with intent to murder, criminal sexual conduct, and fleeing and eluding.
He was not arraigned on any weapons charges at this time.
Battle Creek Police arrested a 30-year-old man today on weapons and other charges after a shooting incident and high-speed chase.
At about 3:30 a.m., police responded to an assault call in the 400 block of Cliff Street. The suspect man was an invited guest of one of the residents, and was chased out of the house by the assault victim’s brothers.
Once outside, the suspect reportedly fired multiple gunshots. Police do not know if the shots were fired toward the house or in another direction. The shots did not hit anyone, and no one reported property damage. Police found shell casings at the scene.
Police got a description of the man’s vehicle, and located it at Dickman Road and McCamly Street. Officers tried to do a traffic stop, but the driver fled. A chase happened at speeds greater than 100 mph. Calhoun County Sheriff’s deputies helped, and the chase led officers into Bedford Township, then back into the city.
Officers lost sight of the suspect vehicle in the area of Van Buren and Limit streets, and stopped the chase.
At about 7 a.m., police tried to locate the man at his home. When they arrived, the man was in his driveway, and officers arrested him without incident. They searched his vehicle, which was parked in the driveway, and found several assault weapons, and various calibers of ammunition, including .223, 308, 7.62x39, 9mm, and 12 gauge.
The man is in jail on charges of assault, fleeing and eluding, and various weapons charges.
The assault victim did not need medical treatment. We are not releasing any additional information on that part of the case.