Authorities: Man arrested for attacking 2 with bat


BURLINGTON, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was arrested after allegedly attacking his sister and another man with a baseball bat and firing a gun in southern Calhoun County Thursday afternoon, authorities say.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to a residence in the 200 block of East Leroy Street in the village of Burlington around 3:20 p.m. after a report of a large fight and shots fired.

When deputies got to the home, they found that a 35-year-old Burlington man and a 23-year-old woman had been assaulted by a baseball bat, allegedly by the woman’s brother. The sheriff’s office did not say in a Thursday evening release how seriously they were hurt.

The brother, a 21-year-old Burlington man, had also allegedly fired a shot inside the house, but no one was shot.

The brother had taken off before deputies got there. They called in a K-9, which tracked down the man.

The man, whose name was not released Thursday pending arraignment, was arrested and is expected to face several charges, including two counts of felonious assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (more commonly known as felony firearm), and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. He was also wanted on a probation violation warrant out of Branch County.

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