Man arrested on felony charges for assaulting woman, 13-year-old boy.

November 8, 2021


Man arrested on felony charges for assaulting woman, 13-year-old boy.

LUDINGTON — A 31-year-old Ludington man was arrested by Ludington police officers Saturday, Nov. 6, shortly after 10 a.m. for assaulting a 35-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy in the 400 block of South Harrison Street, according to Cpt. Steve Wietrzykowski.

Brian Keith Blackburn faces charges of assault by strangulation (two counts) and assault with a dangerous weapon, according to court records. 

The woman had red marks around her neck and face, said Cpt. Wietrzykowski, and the boy suffered a cut to his hand. The suspect had scratches on his back and arms and a cut to his finger. He was treated in the emergency room at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital prior to being lodged in jail.

The woman and boy did not seek medical treatment.

Blackburn was lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $10,000/cash bond.

Blackburn was sentenced to two and a half to five years in prison in 2014 for driving drunk through a grocery store parking lot and striking a pedestrian — local teacher Scott Dumas — and then driving away from the crime scene. In 2019, he was ordered to serve three months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term for pulling the keys out of the ignition of his girlfriend’s car and resisting arrest.

A probable cause hearing in his current case is scheduled for Nov. 17 at 11:15 a.m.

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