K9 Officer helps catch featured fugitive in Grand Rapids

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Tiesean Hatchett

Tiesean Hatchett

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – A brief police chase on Grand Rapids’ southeast side early Wednesday morning led to the arrest of a fugitive recently featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted.

Federal authorities say an alert Grand Rapids Police officer spotted 23-year-old Tiesean Shantal Hatchett riding a bicycle in the 400 block of Delaware SE shortly after midnight.  Authorities say Hatchett took off when the officer attempted to make contact with him, leading to a nearby search involving a K9 Officer.

That K9 Officer was able to locate Hatchett hiding in a vehicle behind a house less than a block away from where he was first sighted.

Hatchett was arrested and lodged at the Kent County jail pending arraignment on new charges from Wednesday’s incident.

Hatchett was featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted in late May after violating the conditions of his early release after serving time for felony firearms violations.

Hatchett also has prior convictions involving firearms and burglary/larceny on his record.

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