Suspect who threatened deputies turns himself in.

August 4, 2015

GRANT TOWNSHIP — A 55-year-old Grant Township man who threatened sheriff’s deputies when they were trying to assist a court process server, turned himself in for arrest Monday morning.

On July 17, Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in the 11000 block of North Amber Road to assist a court process server who was attempting to serve eviction papers to Scott Nichols. It was reported Nichols was refusing to leave the house as ordered by the court.

Nichols refused to leave the residence and, upon arrival of deputies, retreated back into the house and threatening to harm himself. At that time, medical emergency personnel from Life EMS and Grant Fire Department were also called to the vicinity.

According to Sheriff Kim Cole, the deputies followed Nichols into the house and then he made comments that he would “start shooting.” Deputies backed out of the house. A felonious assault warrant (a 5-year felony) was requested and obtained for Nichols’ arrest.

Cole said deputies chose not to bring in the county’s SWAT Team because of their concern of a violent confrontation. Instead, surveillance was started.

“Over the next two plus weeks MCSO detectives and deputies worked with neighbors, family and a local minister to bring this case to a peaceful resolution,” Cole said. “ With the assistance of family, pastors and neighbors Mr. Nichols peacefully turned himself into the Sheriff’s Office shortly after 9 a.m. on August 3, 2015.”

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