MACKINAC COUNTY — On Tuesday, May 12, troopers from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post responded to a report of a felonious assault that took place between two men in Marquette Township of Mackinac County.
It was reported that a 72-year-old Mackinac County resident had stopped to check on what he believed to be a suspicious vehicle parked in the yard of an unoccupied residence. The vehicle was actually owned by the 75-year-old owner of that property.
The 72-year-old man left the property without having any contact with the property owner, and the owner followed him. A confrontation occurred down the road, during which the property owner pointed a pistol at the other man. When the 72-year-old reached into his vehicle to retrieve his cell phone, the property owner hit him twice in the back of the head with his pistol.
The victim called 911 and troopers arrived on scene shortly thereafter. Troopers arrested the property owner for felonious assault. Further investigation revealed that he did not possess a valid CPL, and the pistol used in the assault had been reported stolen from Detroit in 1978. Further charges of CCW and possession of a stolen handgun will be sought.
The subject was lodged in the Mackinac County Jail. The victim chose to seek his own medical treatment.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by deputies from the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office and conservation officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.