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Metro Detroit man accused of stealing a car with children inside

Video: Metro Detroit man flees in stolen car with children inside in Macomb County


Video: Metro Detroit man flees in stolen car with children inside in Macomb County

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(CBS DETROIT) – A Metro Detroit man is accused of stealing a car with children in the car.

Devante Everette, 29, of New Baltimore, was charged Friday with two counts of second-degree child abuse, receiving and concealing stolen property and fourth-degree fleeing a police officer. He received a $10,000 cash bond.

Everette allegedly stole the vehicle Thursday on Gratiot near Metro Parkway, according to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office. There were a baby and a three-year-old child in the car at the time. The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop; However, Everette fled and drove onto Interstate 94.

Prosecutors said he turned around and drove the wrong way on I-94. Authorities were able to stop the vehicle and arrest Everette. The children were taken to a hospital for examination and handed over to a family member.

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“The reckless disregard for innocent lives allegedly displayed by this individual is staggering. The danger he allegedly put these children in cannot be overstated. Such egregious conduct will be fought with the full force of the law as we seek to keep our communities safe and hold him accountable for the serious consequences of his actions,” Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido said in a statement.

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