2018-07-26 / Courts

Man charged with felony for pointing gun at cops


KORSON KORSON A 77-year-old Suttons Bay man has been charged after a standoff earlier this month at his home.

Ronald M. Korson of 994 S. Herman Rd. was arraigned in Circuit Court Tuesday on one charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, a 4-year felony.

According to the felony complaint, deputies were dispatched to a Suttons Bay home on July 15 after a family member reported a suicidal man at that address.

A Tribal detective found Korson with a hand gun sitting in the living room.

Korson stated that he wanted to kill himself. He then picked up his weapon and pointed it at the Tribal officer and a Michigan State Police trooper.

Law enforcement unsuccessfully used a taser to control Korson, at which time he once again pointed the gun at the Tribal officer.

The two responding officers vacated the premises to await the arrival of a the regional Emergency Response Team.

Korson was later arrested without incident. He was transported to Munson Medical Center for treatment.

Assault with a dangerous weapon is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine.

Korson remains lodged in the Leelanau County Jail on a 10 percent, $100,000 bond.

His preliminary exam is set for Aug. 14.

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