Fight between relatives escalates, 1 man jailed

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HURON COUNTY (WJRT) - (09/03/17) - A Macomb Township man spent part of his Labor Day holiday weekend in jail after a fight with relatives escalates.

The Huron County Sheriff said late Saturday night the 58-year-old man got in a physical fight with two of his relatives at the Port Hope Hotel, a local restaurant.

The man left and went to his cottage nearby.

He then headed to a relative's cottage on Kaufman Road in Huron Township. While there he fired of his 12 gauge shotgun in an unknown direction.

Two men sitting at a nearby campfire saw the man fire his shotgun twice. Investigators don't believe the man knew anyone was around.

The sheriff said he then fired his shotgun into a parked vehicle three times.

As he went to leave, a vehicle with six people returned to the relative's cottage.

The 58-year-old then rammed that vehicle twice, according to the sheriff.

He had to drive around it to leave.

No one was hurt in that incident, but the vehicle was not able to be driven.

He left, but a deputy and other police officers later arrested him.

He's being held on six counts of felonious assault, two counts of malicious destruction of property, one count of reckless discharge of a firearm, and one count of being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

The deputy recovered the shotgun and a 40 caliber handgun.

A judge is expected to formally charge him on Tuesday, after the holiday.

He's being held on a $50,000 bond.

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