Police chase down armed ex-con who strangled girlfriend

A convicted felon was on the run and Oakland County Sheriff's deputies not far behind Friday.

A convicted felon was on the run and Oakland County Sheriff's deputies not far behind Friday.

Investigators say Lartis Mosley strangled his girlfriend and threatened her with a shotgun. By the time police arrived, the 27-year-old was already gone.

"If he's running we can't just ignore it, because what if he circles back and kills her or someone else," said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

Police say Mosley told his girlfriend he wasn't going back to prison and took off with Oakland County Sheriff deputies spotting him and giving chase.

"It's dangerous for everybody," Bouchard said. "It's dangerous for the person fleeing, it's dangerous for us. We abhor chases but we have a previous felon with a shotgun who just threatened someone he loved."

On video you can see it all ended near Woodward and Pike when deputies utilized a pit maneuver to stop Mosley in his tracks.

Inside the car, police found a shotgun wrapped in a jacket, Mosley was just released from prison last year after serving seven years for armed robbery and home invasion. He was on parole.

Bouchard said nobody was hurt and there was minimal damage to the police car.

Mosley is charged with fleeing and eluding police, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and domestic violence.


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