UPDATE –A Greenland Township man has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder and Felony Firearm. The victim alleged the suspect, Cole Wascher, 24-year-old male from Greenland Township, threatened him with a firearm. When the victim attempted to defend himself, Wascher shot him.
Cole Wascher was arraigned today in 98th District Court in Ontonagon County on one count of Assault with Intent to Murder, a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for life or any number of years.
Wascher was also charged with Felony Firearm, a felony punishable by imprisonment for 2 years. Wascher remains lodged in the Ontonagon County Jail on a $200,000 cash/surety. Wascher’s next court appearances will be on February 24 at 1:30 p.m. for a probable cause hearing and again on March 2 at 10:00 am for the preliminary examination.
GREENLAND TOWNSHIP — The Ontonagon Sheriff Department along with Michigan State Police, Wakefield Post, responded to a shooting of a 23-year-old male.
At approximately 8:35 a.m. the Negaunee Regional Dispatch received a 911 call advising a male subject had been shot. Investigation into the incident revealed that the 24-year-old male from Greenland Township shot a 23-year-old male from the Village of Ontonagon. The victim was transported the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, where the individual was later transferred to the Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
The suspect of the shooting was located by area law enforcement and was taken into custody. The individual was lodged at the Ontonagon County Jail. The investigation into this incident continues.
The Michigan State Police, Wakefield Post is handling the investigation. The Marquette Forensic Lab, Iron Mountain Post and Ontonagon Sheriff Department assisted with the investigation.