MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — A candidate for Muskegon County’s 14th Circuit Court has been charged with domestic violence.
On Friday, the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office said it was made aware of an alleged domestic violence incident involving Jason Kolkema.
According to Matt Roberts, chief trial attorney for Muskegon County, said witnesses saw the alleged beating taking place through the window of an apartment where Kolkema lives on W. Western Avenue near First Street. The witnesses called Muskegon police who responded to investigate.
At least two people videotaped the incident. The prosecutor’s office is looking for more witnesses or videos of the incident.
Kolkema has since been charged with one count of domestic violence.
“Domestic violence is an extremely serious matter and our office is committed to making sure that justice is served,” Muskegon County Prosecutor DJ Hilson said in a press release.
Kolkema turned himself in, Roberts said.
Court records show he posted a $500 cash bond.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 31 at 11 a.m.
Kolkema won the August primary election. The midterm election is Nov. 8.
Anyone who heard or saw or may have video evidence is asked to call Detective Alamillo at 724.6762 or the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office at 231.724.6435.