Assault and animal torture suspect arraigned

John Cribb

A Rockland man who had to be tased into submission has been arraigned on several criminal charges in Ontonagon County District Court.

John Cribb, 40, is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, killing or torturing an animal, resisting and obstructing a police officer and aggravated assault.

The charges stem from an incident that took place last Thursday. Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post say Cribb’s wife called 911 to say that she was hiding from her husband in the house after he allegedly threatened her with a firearm.

Officers were able to get her out of the home safely while her husband remained inside. She told police he was still armed and had hurt the family’s pet dog, who later died from its injuries.

Cribb then exited the home with a firearm. Officers talked him into placing the firearm on the ground, but Cribb proceeded to briefly resist arrest before being taken to Marquette General Hospital for evaluation.

Cribb will be back in court on February 18th.