Suspects from bank robbery, police chase identified

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:10 AM

The pair fled from police after robbing a bank in Ravenna at around 10 a.m. Thursday; led officers from Muskegon and Ottawa counties, and state troopers on a high-speed chase south into Coopersville and onto Interstate 96; and eventually crashed at the Marne/Eighth Avenue exit ramp from westbound I-96 in Tallmadge Township. Police said Cheyne and Lafave exited their vehicle and opened fire on officers, who shot and killed the two men.

Before crashing their vehicle, the suspects ran over and killed Walker Police Officer Trevor Slot, who was placing tire spikes in the ramp roadway in an effort to stop or slow down the getaway vehicle.

In a news release this afternoon from the Rockford post, state police said investigators are continuing to piece together the events of Thursday by reviewing dispatch tapes, conducting interviews and examining physical evidence from the scene.

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