Montcalm Township man arrested after assaulting, threatening to kill family at knifepoint


By Daily News • Last Updated 9:18 am on Monday, July 02, 2012

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — A Montcalm Township man is in custody after he allegedly threatened his family at knifepoint for more than two and a half hours early Sunday morning.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1100 block of West Sidney Road at 12:46 a.m. regarding a man armed with knives, threatening to kill his family.

Deputies made contact with the mother of the suspect who indicated her son held her and her family at knife point for more than two and a half hours, threatening to kill all of them. The suspect also disconnected the telephone lines within the residence.

The mother finally convinced the suspect to let her go and buy him more alcohol. She was able to then flee the residence with all of the family members and contact 911.

Deputies made entry into the residence and located the male suspect who had passed out; however, he was still holding two knives.

The suspect became violent while being handcuffed and started spitting, biting and kicking deputies. He then threatened the deputies and their families as well as his own family members.

The suspect told deputies he was high on “K2 / spice” and was very upset over the fact he would not be able to get any more. Synthetic drugs became illegal throughout Michigan on Sunday.

The suspect was treated and released from Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville and was then transported to the Montcalm County Jail in Stanton.

The suspect is being charged with several felonies and misdemeanors, including false imprisonment, felonious assault, domestic assault and resisting/obstructing deputies.

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