Assault Rifle Suspect in Custody

On September 25, 2020 at approximately 10:15 p.m. officers of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) responded to a weapons complaint at West Campus Apartments. It was reported that a black male wearing a face mask and a camo sweatshirt pointed an assault rifle at a group of males and females within an apartment. None of the victims knew the suspect, but did recognize him from approximately one hour prior when the suspect was looking for a party and the victims denied the suspect access to their apartment.

Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the male suspect that evening. Upon further investigation a suspect was identified and confirmed by victims.

On September 30, 2020 MPPD located the suspect at a residence on Main Street. The male suspect from Saginaw was interviewed and search warrants were issued on his vehicle and the residence where he was currently staying.

The suspect was arrested on five counts of felonious assault, possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm with unlawful intent and home invasion. He was lodged at the Isabella County Jail and will be arraigned on October 1, 2020.   

This was an isolated and targeted incident and there was no risk to the public. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 989-779-9111 or Central Dispatch (989) 773-1000.   

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by the Michigan State Police, MINT, Michigan State Intelligence Analysts, Central Michigan University Police Department, and the Michigan Department of Corrections.