Scottville man arrested, again, for assaulting police. 

January 27, 2022


Scottville man arrested, again, for assaulting police. 

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SCOTTVILLE — A 38-year-old Scottville man has been arrested, again, on charges of assaulting a police officer. According to Scottville Police Department Chief Matt Murphy, law enforcement officers were dispatched to 407 N. Thomas St. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 8:45 a.m. for a report of a possible domestic situation. “Upon arrival, Scottville police officers found Brandon Charles Hathaway (of that address) yelling and being belligerent and likely under the influence of some type of controlled substance,” Murphy said. “During our attempts to arrest Mr. Hathaway, he resisted and became unruly.” 

Hathaway was arraigned in 79th District Court on two charges of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police office and also a charge of habitual offender. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. Bail was set at $50,000 cash only.

Hathaway had just appeared in 79th District Court on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, where charges of domestic violence, driving with a  suspended license and operating a vehicle without insurance had been dismissed on Jan. 26.

This is the second time Hathaway has faced charges for assaulting police officers in Scottville. On March 23, 2020, he was arrested on charges of domestic violence and assaulting a police officer after he began to fight with Chief Matt Murphy and Officer Katrina Skinner.

According to Murphy, at that time, the two officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Hathaway. The warrant was a charge from the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, of domestic assault that allegedly occurred the previous weekend at that same address. When the officers returned to Hathaway’s residence he allegedly refused to comply with the orders. He allegedly then kicked Chief Murphy in the face. 

Hathaway was scheduled to appear in 51st Circuit Court today for a hearing related to those charges, according to the 51 Circuit Court’s website. He had pleaded guilty on one of the two charges while the other had been dismissed. 

Hathaway has had previous convictions. They include:

On Oct. 29, 2019 he pleaded guilty in 79th District Court to disorderly person jostling and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for two years. A charge of domestic violence was dismissed.

On Aug. 6, 2019, he pleaded guilty in 79th District Court to disorderly person jostling and was sentenced to six days in jail with credit for six days served; 90 days discretionary jail for two years.

On Feb. 20, 2018, he was found guilty of attempted assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; one year discretionary jail for one year. The charges stemmed from Hathaway allegedly driving a snowmobile erratically on North Main Street in Scottville. See related story here.

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