Police officer assault leads to jail.

October 31, 2017

Rodney Lenz

Police officer assault leads to jail.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 46-year-old Amber Township man was sentenced to serve six months up front of a one-year discretionary term Tuesday, Oct. 31, in 51st Circuit Court for a conviction of two felony counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police.

Rodney Aaron Lentz, of 100 Wildwood Crossing, pleaded guilty to the charges last month.

Lentz testified earlier that he failed to obey officers’ commands last July at his apartment complex.

A Mason County sheriff’s deputy and a Michigan State Police trooper were attempting to arrest Lentz for violating his bond because he was intoxicated. Lentz testified that he had a .20 blood alcohol content (BAC).

“We’re fortunate that the officers did not end up with serious injuries,” said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are two to 17 months.

Lentz, who must also serve two years probation, was given credit for 99 days served in jail.

Lentz’s attorney, David Glancy, said his client has been attending community mental health counseling.

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