Man, 70, allegedly punches deputy and bites officer.

January 2, 2023

Man, 70, allegedly punches deputy and bites officer.

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 70-year-old Ludington man was arrested for assault and assaulting/resisting/obstructing police after he allegedly assaulted a female victim and then punched a Mason County sheriff’s deputy in the chest and bit a Ludington police officer Thursday, Dec. 29, shortly after 9 p.m., in the 5900 block of West Sixth Street according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

Deputies responded to the scene for an assault in progress. Upon arrival, a deputy observed the suspect on top of a female assaulting her, said Sheriff Cole. “The deputy attempted to pull the male off the female and was punched in the chest. An LPD officer arrived to assist and was reportedly bitten by the suspect during the arrest.”

The suspect was lodged in the Mason County Jail.

Other recent Mason County Sheriff’s Office activity includes:

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022:

  • 12:47 p.m., gas drive-off, $62.08 in fuel stolen, Airport Shell, 5400 block of West US 10, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 5:30 p.m., car/deer crash, no injury, Fountain Road west of Anderson Road, Victory Township.
  • 6:53 p.m., car/deer crash, no injury, US 10 east of Bean Road, Custer Township.
  • 7:30 p.m., larceny of cash, Walmart parking lot, 4800 block of West US 10, Pere Marquette Township. The complainant report the theft of cash out of a purse that was left in the Walmart parking lot. The case remains under investigation.

Friday, Dec. 30, 2022:

  • 7:25 a.m., two-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 west of Meyers Road, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 7:42 a.m., car/deer crash, no injury, US 10 west of Stiles Road, Amber Township.
  • 7:49 a.m., car/deer crash, no injury, US 10 east of Federal Forest Trail #6670, Branch Township.

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022:

  • 4:58 a.m., ​assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer arrest, southbound US 31 near Chauvez Road, Pere Marquette Township. A 28-year-old Allendale man was arrested after he was found passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle sitting alongside the US 31. “During sobriety testing, he became non-compliant and started fighting the deputy,” said Sheriff Cole.
  • 7:20 a.m., car/deer crash, no injury, Decker and Kennedy roads, Hamlin Township.
  • 11:23 a.m., two-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 east of Brye Road, Amber Township.
  • 5:26 p.m., car/deer crash, no injury, Reek Road south of Dewey Road, Sherman Township.
  • 7:52 p.m., warrant arrest, Jebavy Drive north of Johnson Road, Pere Marquette Township. A 42-year-old Ludington woman was arrested on a felony probation violation warrant following a traffic stop.

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