Resisting police leads to jail sentence.

January 4, 2016
Freddie Patterson II with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Freddie Patterson II with his attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 29-year-old Muskegon man was ordered to serve four months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 4, for a conviction of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police.

Freddie Lee Patterson, II, of 1923 Ray St., pleaded guilty to the charge last November.

Patterson testified that on Sept. 5 he was leaving the Rothbury Wesco when an altercation with another individual ensued. The other individual left the scene before police arrived, and Patterson said that he “kept walking” when a Michigan State Police trooper attempted to stop him at the scene.

“Mr. Patterson wishes that he would have stopped and spoken to the police officer that day,” said his attorney Julie Springstead Waltz. “He realizes that he made the wrong decision.”

In exchange for his guilty plea, one count of second-offense habitual offender status was dismissed.

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