Ludington man arrested for threatening government employees, misuse of 911. 

January 20, 2021

Ludington man arrested for threatening government employees, misuse of 911. 

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AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 34-year-old Ludington area man was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 by Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies and faces charges of misuse of a 911 communication line and threats to a government building. 

According to Sheriff Kim Cole, on Tuesday sheriff’s deputies responded to several calls related to threatening calls being made to numerous officials at the Mason County Courthouse in Ludington.  At the same time, the Mason-Oceana 911 started receiving several obscene and bizarre 911 calls as well.  The calls to both locations were tied to the same phone number.

It was learned that between 10:33 and 11:35 a.m. the 911 center received 26 “911” calls which ranged in duration from a few seconds up to a minute.  All calls involved the same caller making vulgar, non-seneschal, and threatening comments.  Similar calls were placed to several employees at the Mason County Courthouse. 

The suspect was found walking on North Dennis Road between Johnson and Hansen roads and was taken into custody without incident, Cole said.  He remains lodged and deputies are seeking charges of misuse of a 911 communication line.  Deputies are also seeking charges of threats to a government building and have asked the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office to review the reports related to those charges.     

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