For Immediate Release
July 5, 2019
OUTSTANDING EFFORTS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
PEACEFULLY END BUDD PARK MANHUNT
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI — Thanks to the swift and diligent efforts of law enforcement, a Clinton Township man, considered armed and dangerous, was taken into custody with only a minor incident following a manhunt in Budd Park.
Prosecutor Eric Smith authorized charges against the defendant, Brandon Pasanski, 35, of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, a 4-year felony, and Felony Firearm, a mandatory 2-year felony; sentences to be served consecutively.
The search for the defendant spanned from Tuesday evening, July 3, 2019, to the early hours of Wednesday morning, July 4, 2019, throughout 50-acre Budd Park, off of Clinton River Road, located in Clinton Township. The collaborative efforts of the Clinton Township Police Department, the Michigan State Police, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department, and others, utilizing various tactics, as well as technologies, led to a nonviolent ending in what could have otherwise been a disastrous situation.
“I applaud the collaborative efforts of the various law enforcement agencies, ensuring the arrest of the defendant, while safeguarding the residents around Budd Park,” stated Prosecutor Smith. “Cases like this reinforce the true professionalism and due diligence of those law enforcement officers who serve our community.”
The defendant was arraigned this afternoon from his hospital room by the Clinton Township Magistrate. He was given a $100,000 cash surety bond, no 10%, and if able to bond out, would be required to wear a tether.