Hesperia man admits to pointing pistol at elderly father.

September 27, 2021

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Hesperia man admits to pointing pistol at elderly father.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 37-year-old Hesperia man admitted in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Sept. 27, that he pointed a .22 caliber pistol at his then 71-year-old father last fall in Otto Township.

Jacob John Ingalls, of 4900 148th Ave., has since received mental health treatment and medication through a state psychiatric forensic center, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. “His dad was the victim and wants his son to come home and live with him,” said Bizon. 

Ingalls pleaded “no contest” to a felony charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, and in exchange, a felony firearms charge will be dismissed. He faces a jail term not to exceed 10 months, although he has already served time in jail since the incident.

The incident occurred Nov. 23, 2020, said Judge Robert D. Springstead. Ingalls shot a round at his father’s feet and then pointed the revolver directly at him, said Judge Springstead. He was arrested by the Michigan State Police and lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $25,000/cash/surety/10 percent bond.

The maximum possible term for assault with a dangerous weapon is four years in prison, and felony firearms carries a two-year maximum. 

Sentencing is set for Nov. 29 at 10:20 a.m.

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