assault with a dangerous weapon

ESCANABA, MI--   A man accused of wreaking havoc in an Escanaba grocery store earlier this month has been charged. 

Police say on March 16 Evan Peterson, 33, threatened an employee at Elmer’s Country Market with a knife. He then locked himself in a storage area, trashed it, tried to set fire to a hot water heater, and fell through the ceiling of the deli department.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette woman has been arrested after she pointed a firearm at law enforcement officers. 

Friday around 3:30 p.m. City Police went to an apartment at 200 Northland Drive to conduct a wellbeing check on Lorin Rochon, 31. Before they even got to the door Rochon allegedly opened it and pointed a gun at them.

Marquette Police requested assistance from Michigan State Police and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and a perimeter was set up around the apartment complex. Rochon eventually turned the firearm over to a third party.

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man who pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon has been sentenced. 

Joshua Myers, 33, was accused of inflicting a 3- to 4-inch cut on another man’s neck in an August 21 incident in Escanaba. The 26-year-old victim sustained a superficial injury.

Myers was originally charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and habitual offender, fourth offense. He pleaded to assault with a dangerous weapon and the other charges were dropped.

BESSEMER, MI--   Police have released the name of an Ironwood Township man who had a standoff with police Tuesday.

The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office was called to Vanderhagen Road around 2 p.m. on a report that a man had shot a pellet gun at his neighbor’s house. When deputies confronted Leonard Hellier, 47, he threatened them while holding a machete. Officers tazed him, but Hellier got back into his house and barricaded himself inside with weapons.

BIG BAY, MI--   Two people arrested last week in connection with a suspected meth lab at Big Bay’s Perkins 

Park have been arraigned.   

Taylor Trezona, 21, of Big Bay is charged with possession of meth and possession of a narcotic—less than 25 grams.  Holly Bates, 31, of Muskegon is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and retail fraud.

State Police discovered the meth lab in a pop-up camper at Perkins Park Thursday while investigating an assault complaint.    

HOUGHTON, MI--   A Hancock woman accused of stabbing a man last August has been sentenced to jail. 

Sarah Youmans, 41, was originally charged with assault with a dangerous weapon but pleaded no contest in January to attempted assault with a dangerous weapon.

She was sentenced Monday to a year in the Houghton County Jail with credit for 171 days already served.  

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A man suspected of shooting at people in a Manistique park earlier this month has been bound over to Schoolcraft County Circuit Court.  

Jacob Volk, 17, is accused of firing at three people at Central Park June 5.  He’s charged with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, and one count felony firearm.

Volk waived his preliminary exam Wednesday and was bound over to circuit court. 

A pretrial hearing is set for July 9. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Charges are being brought against a Marquette man who held police at bay while in possession of a firearm last week.  

Christian Nutini, 28, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm in or at a building.

Last Tuesday Marquette Police were called to Nutini’s residence on the 2300 block of Presque Isle Avenue on a report that he was suicidal and had a gun.  He later surrendered to police.

Nutini remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond.

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man who pleaded guilty to assaulting and trying to rob a Bark River man last December has been sentenced to prison.  

Scott Wahl, 23, was one of two men arrested for the assault in which the victim was hit in the head with a glass bottle. 

Wahl pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and attempted larceny of a person.  He was sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court Tuesday to between 18 months and five years in prison, with credit for 105 days already served. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   An Ishpeming man who pleaded no contest to threatening his wife with a knife in May has been sentenced to prison. 

On May 15 Ralph Emanuelson, 36, was arrested for holding the knife to his wife’s throat and throwing her to the ground.  Emanuelson later shot himself when police went to talk to him at his parent’s home.  He suffered only minor injuries.