Explosion severely injures leg; woman spits on police, tells them she has hep C

September 14, 2015

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GRANT TWP. — A piece of debris nearly severed a 49-year-old Muskegon man’s leg Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2:30 p.m. after a group of men on private property in the Morton/Modjeski roads area shot a 55-gallon metal barrel which contained two pounds of Tannerite with a rifle, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

The barrel splintered into several jagged pieces, and one piece travelled over 150 feet, striking the man who was seated behind a tree with his leg exposed.

In a separate incident, a 32-year-old Free Soil woman faces numerous charges following her arrest Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7:29 a.m. at a residence in the 1900 block of East Fountain Road in Sherman Township after she allegedly spit on Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies while telling them she had Hepatitis C.  

A 911 call was made after she reportedly assaulted a male in the home. She then fought with deputies during her arrest, according to Cole.

The woman is being charged with two counts of resisting and opposing police; one count of felony assault on an officer; domestic violence; child endangerment; evidence tampering and synthetic narcotic use, Cole said.

The following is other local law enforcement activity over the weekend, Sept. 11-13, 2015:

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015:

7:10 a.m., (MCSO) car/deer crash, no injuries, Hansen and Dennis roads, Amber Twp.

7:58 a.m., (MCSO), larceny of a  yard decoy, 5000 block of W. US-10, Pere Marquette Twp.

1:41 p.m., (MCSO), a 52-year-old Manistee man was arrested on an outstanding Mason County felony warrant charging him with non-sufficient fund checks, US-31 and Countyline Road, Grant Twp.

3:34 p.m., (MCSO), four-vehicle crash, no injuries, US-10 and Brye Rd., Amber Twp.

6:48 p.m., (Michigan State Police, Hart post), suspicious situation, Koenig Rd. near Stevens Rd., Free Soil Township.

8:56 p.m., (MCSO), gas drive off, $4.64 in fuel taken, 5900 block of W. US-10 — Ludington EZ Mart, PM Twp.  

9:08 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, US-31 and Free Soil Rd., Free Soil Twp.

9:13 p.m., (MCSO), gas drive-off, $10.01 in fuel taken, 5600 block of W. US-10 — Wesco East Gate, PM Twp.

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015:

6:51 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, US-31 Freeway near PM Hwy., PM Twp.

7:15 a.m., (MSP), car-deer crash, car-deer crash, Fountain and Schoenherr roads, Sherman Twp.

10:55 a.m., (MCSO), a 24-year-old Hart woman was cited for driving while license suspended (DWLS) following a traffic stop, John Harlen Drive and Meyers Rd., PM Twp.

12:59 p.m., (MCSO), a 34-year-old man was arrested for violating a personal protection order issued against him after he reportedly initiated contact with a former spouse. He had been told by deputies not to have contact and advised of the valid PPO but again contacted her, 5200 block of W. Deren Rd., Summit Twp.

4:43 p.m., (MCSO), a 25-year-old Ludington man was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant charging him with being a parole absconder, City of Ludington.

6:29 p.m., (MSP), retail fraud, Walmart, 4000 block of W. US-10, PM Twp.

7:24 p.m., (MSP), traffic control, residential fire, 3000 block of Johnson Rd., Amber Twp. Related story here

8:17 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, Custer and Hawley roads, Eden Twp.

8:20 p.m., (MCSO), motorcycle crash, minor injuries, PM Hwy. near the US-31 freeway off-ramp, PM Twp. A 51-year-old Hart man laid his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle down to avoid a vehicle which was pulling off the freeway on-ramp and onto PM Hwy.

9:12 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, Hawley Rd. west of Custer Rd., Eden Twp.

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015:

9:06 a.m., (MCSO), bicycle crash with critical injuries, a 10-year-old Fountain boy was critically injured after the bicycle he was operating ran off a steep embankment and into several trees. He was transported to Spectrum Health/Ludington Hospital by Life EMS and then flown to Grand Rapids by Aero Med with serious head injuries, E. Trail Ridge near Larson, Sheridan Twp. Related story here

1:03 p.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle rear-end crash, no injuries, Jebavy Dr. and Dewey Rd., Hamlin Twp.

9:24 p.m., gas drive-off, $20.01 in fuel taken, 5600 block of W. US-10 — Wesco East Gate, PM Twp.


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