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Suspect ID’d in snowmobile assault

January 31, 2012
The Daily News

ESCANABA - A Delta County man, suspected of driving a snowmobile and striking a fisherman in Garden this past weekend, was interviewed by the Delta County Sheriff Department on Monday, said Sheriff Gary Ballweg this morning.

The alleged assault occurred after the two men had gotten into an argument after the snowmobiler drove dangerously close to the victim around 1 p.m. Saturday while he was fishing on Garden Bay, said deputies.

The victim, 21, of Marquette, suffered severe injuries when struck by the snowmobile. He was transported to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Marquette General where he was listed in stable condition.

Ballweg said the suspect, accompanied by his attorney, was interviewed by a detective Monday afternoon. A report on the incident was submitted to the county prosecutor for review, Ballweg added.

No arrests have been made and no one has been lodged in jail. Additional interviews are pending on other suspects, including a passenger on the snowmobile, Ballweg said.



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