Man accused of holding woman hostage in home


IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man accused of holding a woman hostage was arraigned Wednesday in Dickinson County District Court.

Andrew Geronimi, 33, is charged with unlawful imprisonment, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison; assault with a dangerous weapon, a four-year felony; and two counts of assaulting, resisting or obstructing an officer, a two-year felony.

According to the criminal complaint, Norway Police officers were told Tuesday that Geronimi reportedly was armed with two knives and would not let the woman leave her residence.

According to an earlier Norway Police news release, officers attempted to negotiate with Geronimi — who was unnamed at the time — but he refused to negotiate or comply with commands.

The Critical Incident Response Team arrived and also attempted to negotiate with Geronimi, finally subduing him with non-lethal shotgun rounds after he refused, the release stated.

The woman was uninjured, according to the release.

A preliminary exam is scheduled for Feb. 9. Bond is set at $15,000 cash, surety or 10%.


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