Hamlin man arrested in strangulation case; victim hospitalized

February 8, 2019


Hamlin man arrested in strangulation case; victim hospitalized


LUDINGTON — William G. Buchanan, 29, of Hamlin Township was arraigned today in 79th District Court on charges of aggravated domestic violence, second offense, with intent to do great bodily harm, a felony which is punishable by up to five years imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine.

Buchanan was arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Thursday, Feb. 7 after they were called to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital’s emergency room for a female assault victim who was being treated for a “serious neck injury,” said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. The victim was later transferred to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital for serious neck injuries, Cole said.

Initially, Buchanan was expected to be charged with felony assault by strangulation and a misdemeanor of domestic violence causing serious injury.

The alleged assault occurred in the couple’s home located in the 6500 block of Sassafras Street in Hamlin Township, where Buchanan was arrested.

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