FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2014
Ludington. On August 19, 2014 troopers from the Michigan State Police Hart Post were dispatched to the Meijer store located on US-10. On scene troopers learned that a male subject had armed himself with a bat that he had retrieved from the interior of the store. After arming himself with the bat, the subject began to destroy a pop cooler at the end of an isle near a check out register. Upon seeing the uniformed trooper the subject fled into the store. A search of the store located the man who was arrested without incident.
Further investigation at the scene led to the discovery of component’s used in the manufacturing of Methamphetamine. The investigation determined that the subject inside of Meijer and three additional people were involved in the manufacturing of Methamphetamine.
Ultimately a total of three people were arrested. A seventeen year old Fremont, MI man was lodged for Malicious Destruction of Property, Assault with Intent to Rob while Armed, and Manufacture Methamphetamine. A forty four year old Holton, MI woman and a twenty three year old Ravenna, MI man were also arrested for Manufacture Methamphetamine. One suspect remains at large.
The three suspects have been lodged at the Mason County Jail pending arraignment in the 79th District Court of Ludington. Troopers were assisted at the scene by members of the Michigan DNR, the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, and members of SSCENT and WEMET.