CARO (WJRT) (2/15/2019) - A Michigan State Police trooper from the Caro Post has been charged with assaulting a female trooper while on duty.
Adam Mullin, 25, faces six charges and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge. He appeared in a Huron County courtroom on Friday for arraignment on the following charges:
-- Assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.
-- Obstruction of justice.
-- Misconduct in office.
-- Assaulting a police officer causing injury.
-- Aggravated domestic violence.
-- Committing a felony while carrying a firearm.
Investigators says Mullin assaulted his female partner while on duty Sunday. The alleged assault took place in the Bad Axe area.
The female trooper suffered undisclosed injuries and was hospitalized after the alleged attack. She is recovering from her injuries.
After the incident, police say Mullin attempted to create a false story on how the trooper was injured.
The Michigan Attorney General's Office is working with Michigan State Police investigators on the case.
“Domestic violence is a serious matter and we are steadfast in holding those who commit these acts accountable -- law enforcement officers and civilians alike," said Kelly Rossman-McKinney, spokeswoman for Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.
Lt. Jim Lang of the Michigan State Police could not comment on what may have prompted the assault or the relationship between Mullin and the victim.
"It is shocking. I am almost speechless," he said. "You hate to report this stuff. No matter if we are investigating somebody on the outside or someone on the inside, it is going to be swift and appropriate."
Mullin remained in the Lapeer County Jail on $250,000 after arraignment on Friday. The court placed an order requiring he have no contact with the victim or her family if he gets released, including remaining at least 100 feet away from them.
Michigan State Police have placed Mullin on unpaid suspension while the case goes through the legal system.