Man who dangled from overpass facing charges

Muskegon County
An undated booking photo of Marcus Lee Jackson. (Courtesy of the Muskegon Sheriff's Office.)

An undated booking photo of Marcus Lee Jackson. (Courtesy of the Muskegon Sheriff’s Office.)

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who dangled from an overpass Tuesday afternoon is facing charges.

Marcus Lee Jackson, 33, of Muskegon is charged with a second offense of felony aggravated domestic violence, interfering with electronic communication, resisting police and being a habitual offender.

Authorities say Jackson is a suspect in an assault against a female at a home on Fleming Avenue at Roberts Street in Muskegon. Officers were called to the scene around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, but Jackson drove off before they arrived.

Police say Jackson stopped near the overpass, got out of his vehicle and climbed over the bridge guardrail.

A portion of southbound US-31 was shut down for part of the afternoon as semi-trucks gathered under the overpass.

Police say they talked Jackson off the bridge and took him to a hospital for a mental evaluation.  

On Wednesday, a judge ordered a $20,000 bond for Jackson.

Jackson’s next court date was not scheduled as of Wednesday afternoon.

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