A man has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted and stalked his wife in Marshall.

The Marshall Police Department says that last Wednesday, officers were called to the area of N Kalamazoo Ave. and W Prospect St. late at night and met with a witness; the witness says he made contact with a woman who said she had been assaulted by her husband in a vehicle, but both the suspect and victim left before police arrived.

The witness had their address, however, and officers went and made contact with the 31-year-old victim who said she had been attacked. They also contacted the 37-year-old suspect, and found that he was also violating a personal protection order.

The man was arrested for aggravated stalking, domestic assault, and a PPO violation.

Aggravated stalking is a felony count under the Michigan penal code, and the law considers someone guilty of it if they engage in stalking while violating a restraining order, violating parole or probation, or while making "credible threats" to the victim or their family. It's a charge that carries up to five years in prison.

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