Police car escapee pleads guilty to multiple charges

A Coopersville man who escaped from an Ottawa County deputy's car and evaded police for three days earlier this summer pleaded guilty to all of the related charges on Monday in Ottawa County Circuit Court. Jordan Michael Mulder, 20, agreed to plead guilty in exchange for the Ottawa County prosecutor's office not file additional charges, according to court files. Sentencing was set for Aug. 19 at 9:30 a.m. Mulder remains in jail with bond set at $10,000 on each of the five charges.
Becky Vargo
Jul 19, 2011

Mulder escaped from deputies on June 5 in the area of Fillmore Street and 120th Avenue in Olive Township. He was being transported to jail for a parole violation, according to Lt. Mark Bennett of the Sheriff’s Department.

Mulder pleaded guilty to charges of car theft, resisting and obstructing police, malicious destruction of a police vehicle, larceny from a motor vehicle, and habitual offender. He has previous convictions dating back to 2008 of auto theft, assault, and receiving and concealing stolen goods.

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