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Domestic Arrest Follows Complicated Case

By Patrick Sullivan | Feb. 6, 2019

A man accused of using a pistol and threats to terrorize a woman into following his commands faces domestic violence charges.

The 24-year-old Traverse City woman told Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s deputies that a 31-year-old Interlochen man asked her to come with him to pick up his children Saturday, which she agreed to do.

As the woman pulled out of the driveway at Foxhunt Lane in East Bay Township, however, the man pulled out a pistol and placed it on his lap. When she refused to go further, the man threatened to shoot up the residence, deputies said, and the woman relented. The couple went to pick up the children and spent several hours in town without incident.

Later, the couple argued, and the woman locked herself in a bathroom; deputies said the woman told them that the man threatened to plant a gun or drugs in the woman’s vehicle.

It’s unclear who called police, but when deputies arrived, the woman reported that the man had previously assaulted her on January 13 by grabbing her neck, punching her, and placing his foot on her throat. The woman apparently had taken photos of her injuries that day and still had a lingering injury on her neck Saturday. The man was arrested for domestic assault.

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