Marquette man facing multiple felonies following thefts at Rippling River

MARQUETTE — A Marquette man has been charged with multiple felonies after allegedly stealing a vehicle, bicycles and “numerous other items” from the Rippling River Resort, according to the Marquette Police Department.

Officers from the Marquette Police Department were dispatched to the campground around 6:45 a.m. on Friday in reference to a subject attempting to steal bicycles, police said.

Upon arrival, officers observed a “suspicious vehicle” in the area and when officers attempted contact “the driver sped off, leading officers in a short pursuit,” according to police. The vehicle crashed into an embankment and the suspect “fled into the surrounding woods,” a news release about the incident states. “During the investigation, it was learned that the suspect had stolen the vehicle, bicycles and numerous other items from the campground.”

Officers initiated a search in the area utilizing a K-9 unit from the Michigan State Police.

The suspect was located around 1 p.m. in the area of the campground with the assistance of witnesses at the scene. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Marquette resident, Randall Greggory Linville, according to police. Linville was arrested at the scene and police said he was lodged at the Marquette County Jail for the following charges:

≤ motor vehicle – unlawful driving away, a felony;

≤ two counts of larceny- $1,000 or more but less than $20,000, a felony;

≤ police officer – fleeing – fourth degree – felony;

≤ malicious destruction of property $200 or more but less than $1,000 – misdemeanor;

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges will be submitted to the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office for review. The suspect is currently lodged at the Marquette County Jail awaiting arraignment.

The Marquette Police Department was assisted by the Michigan State Police K-9 Unit and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office.


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