Hesperia man sentenced for attempted police assault.

September 12, 2016
Maxwell Turple with his attorney, Ryan Good.

Maxwell Turple with his attorney, Ryan Good.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 29-year-old Hesperia man pleaded “no contest” in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Sept. 12, to attempted assaulting/resisting/obstructing police and was sentenced to serve 45 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term.

Maxwell Turple and co-defendant Kimberly Cushman, 31, both of 3585 N. Maple Island Rd., were arrested on felony charges of assaulting/resisting/obstructing police stemming from an altercation in Newfield Township in which a taser was deployed by police in order to restrain them. Turple was also facing a charge of possession of a short-barreled shotgun.

The pair were were arrested after assaulting Oceana and Newaygo county deputies, who suffered minor injuries.

In exchange for Turple’s plea, his felony charges were dismissed. He received credit for one day served in jail, and he begins his sentence Sept. 23.

“It’s an incident that he regrets, and he is willing to accept the consequences,” said Turple’s attorney Ryan Good.

Cushman pleaded “no contest” last June to assaulting/resisting/opposing police and was sentenced last month to serve four months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term.

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