Gladwin manhunt ends as armed and dangerous man taken into custody

The Gladwin County Sheriff’s Office needs your help tracking down 33-year old Joel Benes of Clare. (Gladwin County Sheriff)

GLADWIN COUNTY, Mich. -- The Gladwin County Sheriff says the suspect has been found and is in custody.

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The Gladwin County Sheriff’s Office needs your help tracking down 33-year old Joel Benes of Clare.

He’s a parole detainer and is wanted for questioning in regards to an unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle in Isabella County.

He took off on foot Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. from a residence on Thorington Drive in Gladwin County’s Sage Township.

Police believe Benes is armed and dangerous.

He was last seen wearing blue sweat or athletic style pants and a dark in color shirt.

Police are asking people to avoid Thorington Drive right now as they search for him.

If you see him or know where is he, call the Gladwin County Sheriff at 989-426-9284.

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