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Man charged in shooting

Levi Daniel Hubler

A Tennessee man, formerly of Michigan, has been charged in the shooting that sent a Grant Township woman to the hospital in critical condition last month.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Hart Post were dispatched Monday morning, March 29, to a residence in the 3600 block of Fox Dr., near Thornapple Avenue, in Grant Township, Newaygo County, for a shots fired call. At the time, police said that an unidentified individual, who was outside, fired several rounds into the residence, striking a female who was inside the home. She was transported to the hospital by Aero Med in critical condition. 

Troopers said they did not believe it was a random shooting and asked for the public’s help to solve it.

Troopers have been investigating the case and have now charged a Tennessee man, who is acquainted with the victim, with the shooting.

Levi Daniel Hubler, age 26, from Hixson, Tennessee, formerly from Belmont, MI, has been extradited from Tennessee and arraigned in the 78th District Court in Newaygo County on the following charges: Assault with Intent to Murder (2 counts); Felony Firearm (3 counts); Firearm – Discharge in or at a Building Causing Serious Impairment; Felon in Possession of a Firearm; and Felon in Possession of Ammunition.

Hubler remains lodged in the Newaygo County Jail pending preliminary examination. The victim remains in the hospital in stable condition. The case remains under investigation.

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Teen charged in business break-in


N-Sunshine-logoA suspect has been charged in the breaking and entering of a local business earlier this year.

On January 3, the Kent County Sheriff Department responded to a business burglary at the Cedar Chest, located at 61 N. Main Street, in the City of Cedar Springs. An employee contacted the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, after finding the back door damaged and that entry had been gained. KCSD Deputies responded and processed the scene. It was reported that some items had been taken from the store.

Through investigative leads, detectives were able to locate a potential suspect in the case. Additional interviews and searches were conducted leading to 18-year-old Alexander James Hirst being identified as a suspect.

Hirst, a resident of the City of Cedar Springs, was charged by the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office with one charge of breaking and entering, and one charge of safe breaking.

Alexander Hirst is currently in the Newaygo County Jail on unrelated charges and will be transferred to the Kent County Jail upon release.

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Newaygo jail administrator suspended


The administrator at the Newaygo County Jail was put on administrative leave after being involved in a drunken driving accident.

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s office said that on August 14, at approximately 12:15 a.m, Newaygo County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of a one car accident on Dickinson Avenue near 16 Mile.  Deputies arrived on scene and found a vehicle that had went off the roadway and rolled over. Through the investigation, it was discovered that Lt. Matt Froehle, the jail administrator for the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office was driving the vehicle.  Lt. Froehle was subsequently arrested for OWI and currently lodged in the Oceana County Jail.

An internal investigation has been initiated by the sheriff’s office and the lieutenant will be placed on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation.

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