Hart man arrested after pointing toy gun at vehicle on U.S. 10.

June 16, 2015
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By Rob Alway. Editor-in -Chief.

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP (Mason County) — An 18-year-old Hart man was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly pointing a gun at another vehicle while traveling west on U.S. 10 about 7:30 p.m. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, the man was a passenger in a vehicle. He reportedly pointed a gun at another vehicle occupied by a woman and her 16-year-old daughter, who called 911 and reported the vehicle description and license plate.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Derrek Wilson was able to locate the then-unoccupied vehicle in the Dunham’s Sports parking lot in the 4500 block of West U.S. 10. Wilson called for back up but the vehicle’s occupants had returned and then left before back up could arrive. Wilson then followed the vehicle to Wal-Mart, in the 4800 block of West U.S. 10. Wilson then stopped the vehicle and was backed up by three more county units and a Ludington Police Department unit. A witness told MCP that officers had their firearms pulled on the occupants of the vehicle.

Sheriff Cole said deputies found an air soft toy gun with an orange cap partly broken off in the vehicle.  The man was arrested and charged with assault. He is lodged in the Mason County Jail. The other two occupants of the vehicle were not arrested. 

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