Car crashes into home of CMU employee


Mount Pleasant native Mack Davis was arrested and lodged at the Isabella County Jail following crashing his car into a home on Kane Street Sept. 23.

A couple living near the intersection of Kane and Crosslanes streets was surprised when a white van drove into their living room at 8:51 p.m Friday night.

William and Diane Thomas said by the time they went outside to see what had happened, police cars were at the scene.

A press release from the Mount Pleasant Police Department said an officer tried to stop the vehicle on Isabella Road for a traffic violation. The vehicle attempted to flee, leading to a pursuit by police.

The car was heading west on Crosslanes Street when it drove into the house. The press release said the driver, identified as 40-year-old Mount Pleasant resident Mack Davis, fled. A passenger was apprehended at the scene.

Police pursued Davis on foot. A perimeter was set up between Chippewa, Broadway, Russel and Brown streets while search parties looked for him.

He was found at 9:56 p.m. after a manhunt by police.

The couple said their living room was destroyed as a result of the incident.

Diane, manager of Access Services at Charles V. Park Library, said she was in the living room when the accident happened and received minor cuts to her legs.

Davis was lodged in Isabella County Jail. He has been arraigned on charges of police officer fleeing-third degree, resisting arrest, assaulting an officer, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. Bond was set at ten percent of $40,000.

The passenger was released and was not charged for the crash.