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Man tries to run over woman with truck


Robert Parkey

Robert Parkey

A man who tried to run over a Cedar Springs woman with his pickup truck is in jail on assault charges.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, the couple left a Newaygo bar on Labor Day, September 2, after arguing. They drove to Cedar Springs, where the woman lived on S. First Street. After arguing in her apartment, the man left, but returned within minutes. The man reportedly wanted money, and the woman went outside and threw some at him. After getting the money, the man got into his pickup truck and tried to run her over. As he sped towards the woman, she jumped out of the way. The vehicle ran over a curb, light pole, and then struck the front of the apartment building, causing damage to a large glass window. The man then backed up and sped away.

Officer Chad Tucker responded to the scene, and obtained statements from the victim and witnesses. A message was sent to area police agencies to be on the lookout for this truck. “Knowing the name of the suspect and where he might be heading helped,” said Parent. Within hours the Michigan State Police located the vehicle abandoned in Newaygo County. The vehicle had been reported stolen a few days earlier by the Muskegon Township Police Department.

On Tuesday evening, September 3, Officer Tucker was contacted by the Newaygo County Sheriff Department that they had picked up the suspect. Robert James Parkey, 47, of White Cloud, was arrested and lodged in the Kent County Jail. A warrant was authorized by the Prosecutor’s Office for Assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, and Receiving and Concealing stolen property-vehicle. He will also face being a Habitual Offender 4th. His bond was set at $60,000 and he was still in custody at press time.

The 45-year-old female victim will have to answer to the 78th District Court in Newaygo as to why she was with this man. There was a current “Bond Conditional Release” no contact order that had the female listed as a protected person from Robert James Parkey. The court order was issued back on August 22.

 

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Sand Lake man convicted in assault


 

Zebariah Gillons

Zebariah Gillons

It took eight months, but a Sand Lake man has been found guilty of assaulting a Grand Rapids man who was visiting Cedar Springs for Red Flannel Day.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, there were a number of minor fights on Red Flannel weekend in October 2012. This incident took place inside the Gun Tavern, 18 N. Main Street at 1:45 a.m. on October 7.

Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress. Upon arrival they found one man unconscious on the floor and covered in blood. Witnesses told police that the suspect had fled the scene. Additional officers responded to clear the bar, while fire rescue and ambulance personnel treated the victim.

Chief Parent said that the victim, 35 of Grand Rapids, was attending Red Flannel festivities with a female friend and they were inside the Gun Tavern for a late night drink. A male acquaintance of the female, who once dated her, saw the two and confronted them. According to witnesses, the suspect, without any provocation, hit the victim at least four or five times. After the victim fell to the floor, the suspect then continued to kick him in the face.

Police charged Zebariah William Gillons, 28, of Sand Lake, with aggravated assault, and he finally went to trial on June 13, and was found guilty. He will have a presentence hearing on June 19 at 2 p.m. in 63rd District Court.

“I wanted to publicly thank the witnesses who took the time to tell officers the night of the incident what they saw and later made themselves available to testify in court,” said Chief Parent. “I believe this case weighed heavily on witness testimony.”

 

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Stanton woman assaulted while walking


The Montcalm County Sheriff Department is looking for the man who assaulted a Stanton woman Sunday evening.

According to police, the 23-year-old woman was walking near a small lake in the Colby Ranch game area in Sidney Township about 10:30 p.m., on Sunday, July 1, when a man driving a red car approached her. The man reportedly made sexual advances toward the woman and became hostile when she refused. He then attacked and choked the woman, and attempted to sexually assault her. She was able to escape and call 911.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5-feet-11-inches, 30 to 40 years old, 250 pounds, with a big gut and shiny, bald head. He was wearing sunglasses, a red t-shirt, and cut-off blue jean shorts. The suspect vehicle was described a long red car, possibly an Oldsmobile.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 989-831-5253.

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Man charged with criminal sexual conduct


Austin Mosher

A Cedar Springs man who pled guilty to an assault last summer has now been charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct and other charges.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent and 63rd District Court, Austin Lee Mosher, 20, has been charged with one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd degree (incapacitated victim) and one count of CSC 4th degree (incapacitated victim), both felonies.  He was given a $10,000 10 percent bond on the charges and remains in custody.

He also has a separate charge of possession of drug paraphernalia (through the Kent County Sheriffs Department), and three separate cases of probation violation.

The probation violations are related to the assault case last spring, when he wandered up a stranger’s driveway in a drunken state, threatened to kill the man who lived there, and head butted and punched a dinner guest of the family, fracturing the man’s nose. Mosher pled guilty to aggravated assault, but two other counts—resisting/obstructing police and disorderly conduct/public drunkenness—were dismissed as part of the plea deal. He was sentenced to a 335 days in jail, which was suspended, as long as he served 30 days on a tether and abided by the terms of his probation. One of the violations involves not completing his tether, and the others have to do with not completing counseling and restitution.

Mosher will have a preliminary hearing on all the charges on March 21 at 2:45 p.m.

 

 

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Man sentenced in assault case


Austin Mosher

An Algoma Township man arrested for head-butting a stranger and fracturing his nose last summer pled no contest to aggravated assault as part of a plea agreement Monday.
Austin Lee Mosher, 19, was originally charged with aggravated assault, resisting/obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct/public drunkenness for his behavior on July 23. The suspect had been visiting a friend in Northland Estates, off Northland Drive, when he wandered across the street into a neighbor’s yard, visibly intoxicated, and threatened to kill the man living at the home if he didn’t stand still and talk to him. He then head-butted and punched a Grand Rapids man, who was a dinner guest of the family and just leaving the home. The family had never met the suspect before.
The man wandered away, and the family called police. Officers arrived to find the incoherent subject sitting in a vehicle that was not his. Police said the suspect did not comply with verbal commands, and one officer was ready with a TASER, while others ordered the 19-year-old man to the ground. The suspect again became aggressive, fighting and kicking at officers. An ambulance was called to transport the suspect to an area hospital due to his unknown condition and combative behavior.
Under the plea agreement, Mosher pled no contest to the aggravated assault charge, and the other two counts—resisting/obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct/public drunkness—were dismissed. He was sentenced to 335 days in jail, which was suspended, as long as he serves 30 days on a tether and abides by the terms of his probation. He also must pay $100 in restitution, $855 in state and court costs, and $250 in attorney fees.

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Teen charged with assault


A verbal confrontation that got out of control resulted in a Cedar Springs teen being arrested on several charges last week.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, Officer Many Stahl responded to an assault complaint on Friday, August 5 at 6:25 p.m. The complainant explained that he was driving through the Cedar Springs Mobile Estates and slowed for a speed bump. A person walking nearby then crossed directly in front of his vehicle, causing the driver, a 27-year-old, to come to a complete stop. His female passenger commented to this person that he didn’t need to cut in front of them. The pedestrian, Allan Mitchell McKay, 18, then began to yell at them and threatened to beat them up.

Being challenged, the driver got out of the car and the argument continued. The 21-year-old female passenger got out soon afterward and became involved in the argument. When McKay got up close to the woman, she pushed him back and he reportedly swung at her.  She avoided being hit in the face by raising her arm to block the blow. The couple got back into their vehicle, and McKay ran to a nearby mobile home and returned with a bat before they drove away. McKay swung the bat at the driver, hitting the doorjamb and causing over a $1000.00 worth of damage.

The prosecutor reviewed the report this week and charges were issued. Allan McKay was arrested and charged with a felony MDOP—malicious destruction of property over a $1,000.00; assault with a dangerous weapon-felony assault; and assault and battery. He was given a $5,000.00 cash surety bond and he was released Tuesday. His preliminary exam is set for August 24 at 1:45 p.m.

Chief Roger Parent said that there are ways to keep situations from escalating.

“It’s unfortunate that these kinds of situations rise to a level of violence,” said Parent. “When involved with a verbal confrontation, it is never a good idea to stop your vehicle or get out and confront the other person. The right thing to do is to get away from the situation however possible.  In this case the actions of each individual escalated the threat level. “

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Man pleads not guilty in assault


Austin Mosher

An Algoma Township man arrested for head-butting another man and fracturing his nose last month has pled not guilty to that charge and two others.

Austin Lee Mosher, 19, entered the plea in Kent County’s 63rd District Wednesday during his arraignment on charges of aggravated assault, resisting/obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct/public drunkenness.

Cedar Springs Police responded to a disorderly subject call about 10 p.m. Saturday, July 23, on Beckett Blvd in Northland Estates Mobile Home Park. While enroute, they received additional calls that this person had assaulted a citizen who was outside in their driveway.

Officers arrived to find an incoherent subject sitting in a vehicle that was not his. Police said the suspect did not comply with verbal commands, and one officer was ready with a TASER, while others ordered the 19-year-old man to the ground. The suspect again became aggressive, fighting and kicking at officers. An ambulance was called to transport the suspect to an area hospital due to his unknown condition and combative behavior.

Investigating officers learned that the suspect had injured a 26-year-old Grand Rapids man, after he head-butted him in the nose. According to witnesses, the suspect wandered into the yard, and threatened to kill the man living at the home if he didn’t stand still and talk to him, and then head-butted and punched the Grand Rapids man, who was a dinner guest of the family and just leaving the home. The family had never met the suspect before.

The court set a date of August 30 at 10 a.m. for a pretrial hearing. A cash/surety bond of $2,500 was continued, and the suspect was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

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Man arrested for assault


An Algoma Township man is facing charges of aggravated assault and resisting/obstructing a police officer after he wandered into a Cedar Springs couple’s yard and assaulted a man he didn’t know.

Cedar Springs Police responded to a disorderly subject call about 10 p.m. Saturday, July 23, on Beckett Blvd in Northland Estates Mobile Home Park. While enroute, they received additional calls that this person had assaulted a citizen who was outside in their driveway.

Officers arrived to find an incoherent subject sitting in a vehicle that was not his. Police said the suspect did not comply with verbal commands, and one officer was ready with a TASER, while others ordered the 19-year-old man to the ground. The suspect again became aggressive, fighting and kicking at officers. An ambulance was called to transport the suspect to an area hospital due to his unknown condition and combative behavior.

Investigating officers learned that the suspect had injured a 26-year-old Grand Rapids man, after he head-butted him in the nose. According to witnesses, the suspect wandered into the yard, and threatened to kill the man living at the home if he didn’t stand still and talk to him, and then head-butted and punched the Grand Rapids man, who was a dinner guest of the family and just leaving the home. The family had never met the suspect before. The victim was treated at an area hospital for a fractured nose.

On Monday, July 25, police obtained an arrest warrant and arrested the suspect on charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting and obstructing a police officer. He posted a $2,500 bond and was released. His name will be released after his arraignment in 63rd District Court on August 3. Police said that drug evidence taken from the him could result in additional charges. The suspected drug evidence will be sent to the Michigan State Police lab for analysis.

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Police seek home invasion/assault suspect


The Kent County Sheriff Department is looking for a man that broke into a home on White Creek Avenue in Solon Township Monday morning and then assaulted an elderly relative who arrived on the scene.
According to Det./Sgt. Marc Burns, a 77-year-old relative of the homeowner arrived at the house in the 17000 block of White Creek Avenue, near 20 Mile Road, about 11 a.m., as the suspect was exiting the home. The suspect attacked the victim, and then fled with several items from the home. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, with a large build. The vehicle he used was described as a gray, newer style passenger car.
Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff Investigative Division at (616) 632-6125, or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

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Two men charged in assault on senator


Ahlam M. Mohsen, 23, of Coldwater, and Max B. Kantar, 23, of Big Rapids, were charged last week in a two-count indictment by a federal grand jury for assaulting U.S. Senator Carl Levin in August, U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced.
The charges stem from an incident that took place during the Senator’s meeting with his constituents at a café and delicatessen in Big Rapids, Michigan, on August 16, 2010. The media widely reported at the time that, immediately after an individual read a statement to Senator Levin accusing him and other senators of war crimes, Mohsen struck the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman in the face with a pie.
The first count of the indictment alleges that the two forcibly assaulted, and aided and abetted each other in assaulting, the Senator in a manner that involved physical contact while the Senator was engaged in, and on account of, the performance of his duties. This count is a felony punishable by up to eight years in prison. The second count is a misdemeanor assault charge, punishable by up to one year in prison. The second count references the same incident as the first count; however, it is a charge that does not require the government to prove either that the defendants physically contacted the Senator or that they assaulted him while he was engaged in or on account of the performance of his official duties.
“My office will vigorously enforce the laws that ensure the leaders we freely choose in open elections can meet with their constituents to exchange views without fear of assault and physical reprisal,” explained U.S. Attorney Davis.
The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety.
The charges in an indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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