Delta County stabbing suspect pleads no contest

A Delta County man involved in a stabbing incident opted out of a trial and pled to a lesser charge.

Tom Hanley, 73, was scheduled for a trial this week in Delta County Circuit Court.  However, in June, he pled no contest to resisting/obstructing a conservation officer.  By pleading to a lesser charge, the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office dismissed treating Hanley as a habitual offender and an original charge of resisting/obstructing a police officer.

Hanley will be sentenced later this month.  He was arrested in March after allegedly stabbing another man at a residence in Ford River Township