3:50 p.m. UPDATE –– An Oceola Township man was arraigned this afternoon after a more than seven-hour police standoff and the alleged choking of his girlfriend.
Michael George Porr, 43, is charged with assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder, interfering with electronic communication, interfering with a crime report, and animal cruelty.
Bond was set at $7,500 cash or surety.
He returns to court Aug. 5.
Original update: A Oceola Township man in his 40s is facing possible formal charges of aggravated assault after a more than seven-hour police standoff and the alleged choking of his girlfriend.
The standoff began at about 10:15 p.m. Sunday after the man’s girlfriend called 911 to report that her boyfriend had choked her. The 41-year-old woman then fled the scene into a wooded area 5000 block of Green Road in Oceola Township.
Undersheriff Mike Murphy said the woman reported she heard a gunshot while in the woods, but it’s not clear if she believed it was being shot at her or randomly fired. Police are working to verify that.
The sheriff’s tactical team was called out to try to negotiate with the man, who threatened cops if they responded at the scene.
At about 5 a.m., the man was located in a wooded area and arrested without further incident.
He also is alleged to have kicked a dog.
Further details are not immediately available.
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