David Michael Guest, 28, is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 30 in Ottawa County Circuit Court.
Police said Guest attracted a police officer’s attention while driving through Ferrysburg in a vehicle without taillights late in the night on Dec. 6. When police started to follow him, he drove off at a high rate of speed.
Police ended up using stop strips to slow down the vehicle, a 1998 Chevrolet Trailblazer, in the area of West Spring Lake Road and Harbor Point Drive in Ferrysburg. The vehicle was stopped moments later on Ridge Street near 174th Avenue.
Guest told police he had just come from breaking into a business at 420 Carmen St. He had piled up a number of items to steal, but left them behind when he was “spooked” by a car driving by, said Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Chief Roger DeYoung.
Police checked the business and found the office in disarray. They also recovered a handgun and some copper pieces from the suspect that were taken from the scene, DeYoung said.
Guest remains in the Ottawa County Jail on charges of breaking and entering a building with intent to steal, fleeing and eluding police, vehicle theft, larceny of firearms, and carrying a concealed weapon.
Felony firearm and habitual offender charges were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea, according to court records.