Suspect wanted for car theft captured by police.

December 30, 2019

A February 2018 mugshot of Duvall

Suspect wanted for car theft captured by police.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

FERRY TOWNSHIP — A 20-year-old Shelby man who had been on the run from law enforcement for car theft since Friday, Dec. 27, was captured by Oceana County sheriff’s deputies the next morning, Dec. 28, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

Logan Nathaniel Duvall was wearing only a pair of shorts that he was holding with one hand to keep on while running from police Saturday, Mast said.

Duvall was arrested on charges of parole violation, illegal entry, possession of stolen property and resisting/opposing arrest in the 3000 block of East Garfield Road shortly after 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Mast said.

Duvall ran into a residence and locked the door, trying to evade police, and then jumped out the window, the sheriff said. He then ran to another residence where he tried to hide inside a shed and then another outbuilding.

Deputies, with the assistance of K-9 Krieger, had tracked him down after searching “several known hangouts” and upon checking a residence, someone pointed deputies in his direction, Mast said.

The Hart post of the Michigan State Police was investigating a stolen vehicle complaint Friday, and Duvall was considered a “person of interest.” The 1998 tan Chevrolet Suburban was stolen on Polk Road in Newaygo County and was last seen Friday heading south on 204th Avenue in Oceana County. MSP issued a press release Friday afternoon, seeking the public’s help in tracking down the vehicle and  Duvall.

The Suburban, which Duvall crashed on private property, has been recovered, Mast said, but it is damaged. Criminal charges related to the car theft are pending, but Duvall would be prosecuted in Newaygo County, where the crime occurred.

The incident began Friday morning on East Taylor Road in Oceana County’s Leavitt Township, where Duvall allegedly broke into a garage and stole a quad, Mast said. He allegedly returned to the crime scene to steal gas for the quad. After realizing he had been seen, he fled and crossed the county line where he allegedly stole the Suburban.

Duvall was sentenced in Oceana County’s 27th Circuit Court Dec. 3, 2018 to one and a half to 10 years in prison for receiving and concealing stolen guns.

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