Intoxicated man arrested on lawn of Sheriff’s Office

By Cory Smith • Last Updated 9:27 am on Monday, July 22, 2013

STANTON — A man was taken into custody on the lawn of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office Saturday evening after he allegedly demanded that deputies respond to a child custody dispute while carrying a revolver while intoxicated.

According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, shortly at approximately 11:19 p.m. an intoxicated subject armed with a .44 Taurus Revolver appeared at the front doors of the Sheriff’s office cursing and demanding more sheriff’s deputies response to a child custody dispute he was having with an ex-girlfriend.

The same subject had called dispatch earlier in the evening to report that the ex-girlfriend had taken their son from his home in Stanton.

The suspect became upset with police which prompted his trip to the Sheriff’s Office.

As the outer doors were locked, dispatch was able to communicate with the suspect through an intercom. Dispatchers and jail deputies could see, via a security camera, that the subject was armed.

It was determined that the suspect held a concealed weapons permit but was obviously intoxicated and angry.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies and Michigan State Police Troopers were able to make contact with the suspect and placed him under arrest on the front lawn of the Sheriff’s Office without further incident, for possessing a firearm while intoxicated.

In addition to criminal charges, the suspect faces suspension or revocation of his concealed weapons permit.

Sheriff’s deputies located the suspect’s child who was found safe with his mother.

The man’s name is not being released at this time.

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