The Sheriff’s Office reported the following calls Tuesday August 31
9:30 am- NCSO responded to a house in Grant Township for a felonious assault where a 16-year-old male was threatening his grandmother with a knife. The Sheriff’s Office responded and took the 16-year-old into custody and brought him to the Newaygo County Courthouse for a hearing. The 16-year-old was later transported to the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Facility.
12:30 pm- NCSO responded to a house in Grant Township for a call about a 32-year-old female being held against her will. As the Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the area attempting to locate the suspect who had left, they found a vehicle matching the description in the area. The Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the suspect vehicle and the vehicle fled into the woods. The Sheriff’s Office was able to locate the vehicle that was now abandoned in the woods. Sgt Bailey and K9 Dak arrived on scene and started a track. Within 10 minutes of the track, the suspect was found hiding in a storage trailer and taken into custody without incident. The 28-year-old male from Grant was arrested for numerous felonies and lodged at the Newaygo County Jail.
3:05 pm- NCSO made a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding. During the traffic stop it was found that the 65-year-old male driver was operating while intoxicated. The male was arrested and lodged at the Newaygo County Jail.
3:45 pm- NCSO responded to a check well being in Lincoln Township. When the Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene, a 54-year-old male came out of the front door with a handgun. The Sheriff’s Office ordered the male to drop the gun which he did. The male then failed to comply with orders from the Sheriff’s Office and started to physically fight with officers. As a result, the male was tased and taken into custody. The male was later transported to Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital for a mental evaluation.
4:10 pm- NCSO received a tip about a wanted fugitive in Everett Township. When the Sheriff’s Office arrived, it was learned that the 28-year-old male had run from the residence. While searching the area, a neighbor stated that a male was seen running through their backyard. Sgt Bailey and K9 Dak were called to begin a track. While on the track, the male was located and taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Newaygo County Jail.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted today by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Michigan State Police, Grant Police Department, White Cloud Police Department and Newaygo County Central Dispatch.