Husband Accused Of Pointing Shotgun At Wife As She Fled During Escalating Argument
A Calhoun County man is in custody and is expected to be charged soon, accused of pointing a shotgun at his wife during a domestic dispute.
The 64-year-old victim called Calhoun County authorities Friday afternoon, saying her 65-year-old husband was having a mental breakdown and behaving suicidal after an argument escalated. She was concerned about weapons in the home.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home on “B” Drive South near 11 Mile Road in Ceresco. The woman was apparently told to leave the home by a dispatcher, but the husband reportedly pointed the gun at her as she tried to leave and then followed her in another vehicle. The woman then crashed the vehicle while trying to flee. She was located and treated for minor injuries.
Meanwhile, deputies stopped the husband on “B” Drive South and he was arrested without any further incident. He’s expected to be charged for felonious assault with a firearm.
Deputies were assisted by the Michigan State Police, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Tribal Police, Newton Township Fire Department and LifeCare Ambulance.