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CHARGED: Michigan fugitive arrested in Bladen County

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(Source: Bladen Co. Sheriff's Office) (Source: Bladen Co. Sheriff's Office)
Tracy Dean McDonald (Source: Bladen Co. Sheriff's Office) Tracy Dean McDonald (Source: Bladen Co. Sheriff's Office)
Joyce Carrol Jannereth (Source: Bladen Co. Sheriff's Office) Joyce Carrol Jannereth (Source: Bladen Co. Sheriff's Office)

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Deputies with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office helped the US Marshall's Office arrest a couple who was on the run from law enforcement in Michigan.

According to the sheriff's office, the US Marshall's Office called the sheriff's office to alert them Tracy Dean McDonald, 45, and Joyce Carrol Jannereth, 45, were in the Ammon area driving a Gray GMC Yukon.

McDonald was wanted in Michigan for failing to register as a sex offender and also by the Antrim County Sheriff's Office for larceny warrants.

The sheriff's office helicopter and investigators went to Ammon around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon and spotted the described vehicle on Old Fayetteville Road near NC 242.

When they tried to stop the GMC Yukon, a vehicle chase began and continued for about four miles. McDonald and Jannereth were taken into custody after they tried to drive across a field near Lula Long Road.

According to authorities, the GMC Yukon had been reported stolen out of Michigan and is being stored at Bladen County Operations.

McDonald was charged with:

  • being a fugitive from Michigan
  • felony fleeing to elude arrest
  • possession of a stolen vehicle
  • numerous traffic violations

Janenreth was changed with:

  • harboring a fugitive
  • possession of a stolen vehicle

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