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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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