Escaped felon apprehended in Baraga County


BARAGA COUNTY — A man who escaped custody in Chippewa County on July 8 was apprehended Friday afternoon in Baraga County, according to Michigan State Police Calumet Post.

Last Friday, information was received that Jeremy Ross Marjamaa, 32, was headed from the Marquette area, toward the Calumet area, according to a release. A trooper from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post, Baraga Detachment, located the vehicle Marjamaa was driving, and conducted a traffic stop in Baraga County at approximately 1 p.m. Marjamaa then fled on foot into the woods, which led to an eight-hour search. K-9 officers were activated, as well as assistance from multiple agencies. Marjamaa was subsequently located and arrested without incident.

Detective Sergeant Tom Rajala of the Michigan State Police Post Calumet Post, said in a telephone interview that Marjamaa was initially stopped in Baraga County, near Michigamee, just west of the Marquette County line.

Marjamaa was lodged at the Baraga County Sheriff’s Department for resisting arrest, and numerous outstanding warrants.

Marjamaa has been sought since he cut his tether on July 8, from which time he had been a fugitive. Listed as Chippewa County Sheriff’s Most Wanted in May, 2019, Marjamaa was arrested in Houghton County, and was transported back to Chippewa County.

According to the Chippewa County Sheriff Department’s social media website, Marjamaa was wanted for:

• Criminal Bench Fail to Appear warrants

• Forgery

• Felony for For Flight to Avoid

• Prosecution forfeiting bond

• Felony for Dangerous Drug — Methamphetamine additional felony warrants out of other Upper Peninsula agencies.

The Michigan State Police were assisted by the Baraga County Sheriff’s Department, Keweenaw Bay Tribal Police, L’Anse Police Department, Baraga Police Department, and the Department of Natural Resources.


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