Police negotiate with suspects for an hour before they surrender

February 6, 2023

Police negotiate with suspects for an hour before they surrender

BRANCH TOWNSHIP — Mason County sheriff’s deputies and Michigan State Police troopers negotiated with three suspects for an hour before they were arrested Sunday, Feb. 5, in the 7800 block of East Chickasaw Trail, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

Deputies and troopers were called to the scene shortly after 12:30 p.m. “regarding a reported assault and a man with a gun call,” said Sheriff Cole.

“Law enforcement arrived on scene and found the front door of the residence in question standing open, however, no one was located on the property. From past contacts with the residence, law enforcement knew of a red Dodge Charger that was associated with the home and a ‘Be on the Lookout’ was issued to the surrounding areas.

“At around 4:45 p.m., law enforcement in the area spotted a red Dodge Charger pull into the driveway of the residence in question. Deputies and troopers attempted to call the occupants of the vehicle out of the car, however, two refused to exit, while the driver exited and started swearing at, and demanding law enforcement leave. The Mason-Oceana 911 center made calls into the suspect vehicle attempting to get the occupants to exit the car, however, they refused those requests as well.”

After an hour of talking with them, the suspects were taken into custody. A 66-year-old Scottville woman was arrested on an outstanding Muskegon County warrant for failure to appear and methamphetamine possession. The driver, a 38-year-old Branch woman, was arrested for resisting and opposing police, and a 32-year-old Baldwin man was arrested for resisting and opposing police and two misdemeanor warrants issued by the Ludington Police Department for failure to appear on assault charges.

Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous support of our advertisers and individuals. Three ways to help us: Venmo: @MasonCountyPress; Paypal: MasonCountyPress@gmail.com; Mail a check to PO BOX 21, Scottville, MI 49454.

This story is copyrighted © 2023, all rights reserved by Media Group 31, LLC, PO Box 21, Scottville, MI 49454. No portion of this story or images may be reproduced in any way, including print or broadcast, without expressed written consent.

As the services of Media Group 31, LLC are news services, the information posted within the sites are archivable for public record and historical posterity. For this reason it is the policy and practice of this company to not delete postings. It is the editor’s discretion to update or edit a story when/if new information becomes available. This may be done by editing the posted story or posting a new “follow-up” story. Media Group 31, LLC or any of its agents have the right to make any changes to this policy. Refer to Use Policy for more information.


Area Churches