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Man from West Virginia arrested in Presque Isle County

ROGERS CITY, Mich. — A man from West Virginia has been arrested and faces multiple charges in Presque Isle County.

Michigan State Alpena Post troopers responded to a report of an alleged felonious assault at a residence in Onaway on Saturday, Oct. 10. The victims told the troopers that the suspect, 58–year–old Tony Brown, came to the property belonging to his ex-wife, allegedly pointing two pistols at multiple people.

He fired one shot into the air and then left the scene. Police were able to locate a .45 caliber shell casing at the residence. Montmorency sheriff deputies later stopped Brown on M-33 and placed him under arrest.

He faces five counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of felony firearms. Lt. Derrick Carroll with the Michigan State Police said the felony firearms charge is punishable by up to two years of imprisonment. “A felony firearm, that is for anyone carrying or possessing a firearm while committing or attempting to commit a felony,” he said. “In this case the gentleman had two pistols on him and he was committing a felony by threatening.”

The five counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon were a result of Brown threatening five different people with the pistols. He has since been released from the Presque Isle County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.