Scottville man sentenced to jail time for assaulting police officer. 

March 10, 2022

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Scottville man sentenced to jail time for assaulting police officer. 

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LUDINGTON — Brandon Charles Hathaway, 38, of 407 N. Thomas St., Scottville, was sentenced to serve five months in jail, as part of a 12 month discretionary jail sentence for assaulting a police officer. He was given credit for serving 56 days and also sentenced to two years probation, $658 in fines and a $38 per month monitoring fee to the probation/parole department. 

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. One of those charges were dismissed in a plea agreement. 

At the time of his arrest, Hathaway was already awaiting sentencing for the same charges against the same police officers for an incident that occurred on March 23, 2020. 

According to Chief 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. 

He is scheduled to be sentenced on those charges on April 12. 

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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