Man allegedly holds mother hostage in attempt to acquire drug money

June 8, 2015

mcso_cruiser_k9By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

HAMLIN TWP. — A 29-year-old Ludington man is lodged in the Mason County Jail on a charge of felonious domestic violence following a bizarre incident Sunday morning, June 7, in which he held his mother hostage in an attempt to acquire drug money, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

The man allegedly held his mother at knifepoint, forcing her to go J’s Country Store, at 1860 N Lakeshore Dr ., where he made her write a check for cash. “He made her write a check so he could purchase drugs,” Cole said. The mother alerted the store clerk of the situation, and the clerk placed a 911 call, the sheriff said.

The man was arrested shortly after the 10:35 a.m. incident occurred, the sheriff said. He has not yet been arraigned in 79th District Court, so police are not releasing his name at this point. Additional charges may be added after the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office reviews the case, Cole said.

No injuries occurred, the sheriff said. Michigan State Police troopers from the Hart post and officers from the Ludington Police Department assisted.  No other details were immediately available.