Upper Peninsula man charged with assaulting coworker building Dollar General

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LAPEER COUNTY (WJRT) (9/6/2018) - An Upper Peninsula man is charged with assaulting a coworker building a new Dollar General in Lapeer County last week.

The store is under construction at Marathon and LeValley roads in Lapeer County's village of Columbiaville. Police say 34-year-old Jacob Henning got into a dispute with a 45-year-old coworker about tools that got knocked over on Aug. 30.

The argument between the men started around 11 a.m. and escalated into physical violence when they took a lunch break around 1 p.m. The Lapeer County Sheriff's Office says Henning hit the 45-year-old in the head.

The 45-year-old from Caspian in the western Upper Peninsula was taken to McLaren Lapeer Region hospital in a private vehicle, then immediately transferred to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit due to the severity of his injuries.

Police say the victim remained hospitalized for a few days, but has been released.

Henning, who is from Amasa in the western Upper Peninsula, was arrested Wednesday at the Dollar General construction site and arraigned on one count of aggravated assault.

He remained in custody Thursday at the Lapeer County Jail on $10,000 and a parole detainer from the Michigan Department of Corrections stemming from a previous assault with a deadly weapon case.

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