Pennsylvania man assaults girlfriend while driving, crashes vehicle deliberately, resists arrest.

June 11, 2016

GRANT TOWNSHIP — Troopers from Michigan State Police, Hart post arrested a 26 year old Pennsylvania man following an incident on US 31.   According to witnesses the arrested subject assaulted his girlfriend while their vehicle was underway on northbound US 31 near the Muskegon-Oceana county line, according to a press release from the MSP Hart Post.    

After the assault , the subject grabbed the steering wheel of the vehicle and attempted to cause the car to crash.  The subject then jumped from the moving vehicle and was struck by another vehicle that was travelling northbound on US 31, causing visible damage to that driver’s vehicle. However, the subject was still able to flee the scene on foot.   

The subject was soon located on foot in Grant Township. in Oceana County. When law enforcement officers attempted to place the subject under arrest,  he resisted several officers and had to be subdued with pepper spray.

The subject was transported to the hospital for treatment for the possible injuries sustained in the accident that he had caused.   While enroute he continued to resist officers and attempted to kick the windows from a squad car, spat on hospital staff, and resisted the service of a search warrant for his blood issued by the 78th District Court.

The arrested man was lodged in the Oceana County jail and a seven count warrant was secured for charges that occurred in Oceana County including five counts of assaulting/ resisting/ obstructing a police officer, a felony punishable by up to two years, and two counts of  assault and battery, misdemeanor, punishable by up to 93 days.

Additional charges will be sought in Muskegon County for the domestic assault and leaving the scene of an accident.

The subject’s name is being with held pending arraignment in Oceana County and a review for possible additional charges in Muskegon County.  

Troopers were assisted by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Rothbury Police Department, and the Montague Police Department.  No officers were injured during this incident.   

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