This is UGN News Director Mike Hoey writing here, and I have a correction to make.
Last night, we ran a story about a Delta County sheriff’s deputy being sentenced as a result of an assault case.
I made a mistake in that story.
Brian Lauscher has indeed received 6 months of probation, and he did receive the delay of sentence that we mentioned.
However, I also said that Lauscher had been charged with attacking a man in Gladstone with a baseball bat while off-duty.
That was a mistake on my part.
The attack did not involve a bat, or any other type of weapon.
I confused that aspect of the case with an assault in nearby Escanaba that, like Mr. Lauscher’s case, took place over the summer.
That other assault did involve a baseball bat.
I didn’t realize I had done this until this afternoon, when a viewer called me and brought it to my attention.
On behalf of our team at UGN News, I apologize for my error.
I also want to thank you, our viewers, for letting me know about it, because I do take ‘getting it right’ seriously.
I’ve also taken the liberty of correcting the story from yesterday on this website.