IR man from 2016 chase back in court


IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron River man faces felony charges after he reportedly attempted to run from police investigating two separate underage drinking parties in Sagola Township in June.

Tyler Roy Polich, 22, waived his preliminary examination in Dickinson County District Court this week and will be arraigned July 23 in circuit court, according to court documents.

Polich is accused of three counts of resisting or obstructing a police officer, a two-year felony; lying to a peace officer, a one-year misdemeanor; and a habitual offender-third status, which increases the maximum penalty on each felony to four years.

One of his previous felony convictions is for a 2016 incident in Iron County in which he tried to flee police in a vehicle chase that left one of his passengers critically injured.

Dickinson County deputies investigating a party June 20 caught Polich trying to climb out of a window, so they pushed him back inside and told him to report to another deputy on the deck of the residence, according to the criminal complaint.

Polich instead reportedly jumped out another window, but a deputy eventually was able to grab him and take him to the ground after a foot chase, the complaint states.

During the arrest, Polich gave deputies a false name and age, according to the complaint, but later admitted his real identity when a corrections officer at the jail recognized him.

Just a few days later on June 23, deputies claim they again found Polich at an underage drinking party in Sagola Township, where he ran into the woods and ignored deputies’ commands, the complaint states.