A 21-year-old Detroit man who led St. Clair Shores police on a high-speed chase on Interstate 94 was bound over Friday from to stand trial in Macomb Circuit Court.
Jaime Salinas is alleged to be one of three men who were seen April 10 breaking into a home in the 29300 block of Rosebriar. A neighbor who testified during the preliminary exam Friday saw Salinas break into the home and flee with two jewelry boxes.
"(Salinas) kicked the door down with his foot," a neighbor testified, whose name was asked to be withheld. "Then I saw two men run out of the house with something in their hands."
The men then fled onto 12 Mile Road and onto I-94, where officer John Rood was patrolling.
He spotted the gold Impala allegedly driven by Salinas and began a pursuit. Once he caught up to the suspect's vehicle, Salinas cut across three lanes of traffic to exit at 8 Mile Road.
He sped through the intersection and a red light, almost causing an accident as Salinas proceeded back onto I-94 just past Vernier.
Rood followed the Impala, at speeds reaching 110 mph, before the suspect's engine "blew" and the car exited Outer Drive.
As the car slowed down, two of the suspects exited the car. When it finally came to a stop, Rood attempted to block the Impala and Salinas fled.
"I yelled at him to stop," Rood said.
Salinas ran into an abandoned home and hid in the crawl space between the ceiling and the roof.
Officers began pulling the ceiling down to finally reach and arrest Salinas.
Salinas is being held in the Macomb County Jail on a $200,000 bond on felony charges of home invasion, receiving stolen property, fleeing an officer, malicious destruction of police property, resisting and obstructing an officer and a misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of a building. If convicted, he could spend up to 15 years in jail.
A second suspect, Antonio Torres, is charged with home invasion, second, receiving and concealing stolen property and malicious destruction of property. He is being held in the Macomb County Jail on $100,000 bond. He will have a preliminary exam June 8 in 40th District Court.