Special prosecutor to investigate alleged incident at Montcalm County holiday party


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 2:34 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2012

STANTON — A special prosecutor is in the process of investigating an alleged physical altercation between two Montcalm County employees at the Montcalm County holiday party last weekend.

The alleged incident involved two female county employees and occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday at the Sheridan Community Center in downtown Sheridan, where the party had taken place that Friday night. The party had mostly ended by midnight.

“The county employees’ holiday gathering is a private event, which is neither sponsored by nor paid for by the county,” said Montcalm County Controller-Administrator Chris Hyzer.

Mecosta County Prosecutor Peter Jaklevic in Big Rapids is in the process of being appointed a special prosecutor by the Michigan Attorney General’s office to investigate the case and determine whether any charges should be issued.

“I’ll be taking a look at the report and reviewing it, maybe talking to a witness or two,” Jaklevic said.

The Daily News is not releasing the names of the two women allegedly involved in the incident unless charges are filed.

The women work for separate Montcalm County departments in Stanton. Neither one has been placed on leave from work at this time.

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