Fountain man allegedly punches deputy in the face, head.

July 5, 2016

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SHERMAN TOWNSHIP — Jeremy Richard Sobers, 39, 3757 N. Reek Rd., Sherman Township, was arrested July 3 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on felony charges of assault by strangulation, domestic violence and two counts of resisting/opposing/obstructing police.

Sobers was arrested  after allegedly knocking a Mason County sheriiff’s deputy to the ground and repeatedly punching the deputy in the face and head, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

Sobers was initially arrested on two felony counts of of aggravated domestic violence – strangulation; two felony counts of assaulting police; two felony counts of resisting and opposing arrest; and one count of child abuse, Cole said.

Deputies were dispatched shortly before midnight to the 3700 block of North Reek Road following a 911 call of a domestic violence. “Upon arrival, the suspect was smashing windows out of a vehicle in the driveway and then reportedly fled on foot into the woods. He then turned on a pursuing deputy, knocking the deputy to the ground and repeatedly punched the deputy in the face and head. The suspect then assaulted a second deputy who was assisting on the call. Both deputies received minor injuries as a result of the assault.”

Other police activity over the weekend includes:

servpro_springstead_022616Friday, July 1, 2016:

  • 12:14 p.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash with injuries, US 10 and Jebavy Dr., Pere Marquette Township.
  • 8:34 p.m., (MCSO), a 53-year-old Ludington man was arrested for operating while intoxicated following a traffic stop, Stiles and Beyer roads, Victory Township.
  • 8:55 p.m., a 37-year-old Cedar Springs man was arrested on an outstanding Kent County sex offender felony warrant, charged with strangulation out of the 63rd District Court, Buttersville Campground, PM Township. His bond was set at $50,000.
  • 8:58 p.m.,(Michigan State Police), car/deer crash, 3000 block of Tuttle Rd., Eden Township.
  • 11:32 p.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, PM Hwy. and Anthony Rd., Summit Township.

Saturday, July 2, 2016:

  • 10:15 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, Fountain and Poplar roads, Sherman Township.

Sunday, July 3, 2016:

  • 12:43 p.m., (MCSO), a 15 year-old Ludington boy was injured when he pulled his moped into the path of a northbound vehicle. He was transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, Jebavy Dr. and Johnson Rd., PM Township.
  • 1:45 p.m., (MCSO) two-vehicle crash, no injuries, US 10-31and Brye Rd., Amber Township.
  • 5:56 p.m., (MCSO), car/turkey crash, no injuries, Fountain and Tuttle roads, Sherman Township.

Monday, July 4, 2016:

  • 4:30 p.m., (MCSO, larceny from a vehicle, 7200 block of S. Stiles Rd., Riverton Township.
  • 9 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, Jebavy and Dewey roads, Hamlin Township.
  • 9 p.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, Stiles and Sugar Grove roads, Victory Township.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016:

  • 12:29 a.m., (MCSO), a 23-year-old Scottville man was arrested for possession of marijuana and malicious destruction of police property following a traffic stop. During the investigation, the suspect reportedly “slipped” the handcuffs from behind him to the front and damaged the inside of the patrol car, US 10 west of Meyers Rd., PM Township.

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