Accused cop shooter will appear in court today

July 16, 2013
Lowell Fetters

Lowell Fetters

LUDINGTON — Lowell Fetters, the man who is accused of shooting Ludington Police Sgt. David Maltbie, is scheduled for a final conference in 51st Circuit Court today. The last time Fetters appeared in court was on April 16. During that conference, his attorney, David Glancy requested that Fetters seek an independent psychological examination to determine if he can stand trial.

Fetters, 65, is charged with 32 counts in connection with a June 27, 2012 incident at his home at 707 N. Delia St. in Ludington.

Police had been called for a disturbance at the home involving Fetters and his wife. Upon the arrival of police, the situation escalated resulting in Maltbie being shot. He was initially charged with nine counts including assault with intent to murder, police officer assault/resist, obstruction causing injury, felonious assault, malicious destruction of police property, domestic assault second offense and four counts of weapons felony firearms.

Fetters had already had a psychological examination in November 2012, which was ordered by the court. That exam determined that he was fit to stand trial. His attorney at that time, Annette Smedley, had then requested an independent examination be conducted.

“I’m not happy with it but I’m willing to go with it,” Fetters told Judge Richard Cooper in April.

His conference is scheduled for 3:15 p.m.

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