Suspect identified in gun threat

January 28, 2013

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LUDINGTON — Steven Scott Thorne was arraigned Sunday morning in front of Mason County Magistrate Patricia Baker. Thorne, 2191 W. Dewey Rd., Victory Twp., was arrested Saturday by Michigan State Police troopers for threatening his neighbor with a gun.

The incident took place Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. According to Fox 17 of Grand Rapids, Thorne, 51, was standing in his neighbor’s yard holding a shotgun wanting to kill his neighbor.

When troopers arrive on the scene, Thorne was allegedly intoxicated and stating he wanted to kill his neighbor. He resisted arrest for a short time.

While Thorne was being booked in the Mason County Jail, he fought with the corrections officer in the booking area so he was place in a holding cell. In the holding cell the man used a lighter and ignited the toilet paper on fire.

Thorne has been charged with three counts of felony firearms, two counts of discharging a weapon in a building, arson, assaulting a corrections officer and using a weapon while intoxicated.

Fox 17 reported there were no injuries with the victim, responding officers or the suspect during this incident.

Thorne was given bail of $15,000 and is scheduled for a preliminary examination in 79th District Court on Feb. 6 at 11:15 a.m.

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