Saline Man Accuses Britton Man of Pointing Gun During Altercation

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 12/29/2017 - 14:25

The Washtenaw Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing a complaint against a Britton man accused of pointing a handgun at a Saline man Dec. 26.

On Dec. 26, a 31-year-old Saline man called police to complain that 24-year-old Britton man pointed a handgun at him during an altercation near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Sage Court (located off Industrial Drive).

According to the complainant, the Saline man approached his 24-year-old girlfriend, from Saline, and the Britton man, as they were talking in a vehicle. The two in the vehicle were in relationship in the past. The Saline man was unhappy at seeing his girlfriend in her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle. He approached the vehicle and told her they were breaking up and that she could find her belongings on his porch. That’s when the ex-boyfriend reached into the backseat and grabbed a Glock, he told police. He left and called police.

The Britton man, who possess a concealed carry permit, also called police to report the incident. He denied pointing the gun at the Saline man, but said he did reach for the weapon because the Saline man threatened him in October. He told Saline police the threat was reported to another agency.

The Saline man also complained that his girlfriend twice kicked his driver’s side door, causing some damage.

Saline Police Chief Jerrod Hart said the prosecutor’s office is reviewing the complaints.

Domestic Assault Suspect Arrested

Saline Police arrested a 51-year-old Ironwood Way man for domestic violence complaint on Dec. 21.

The incident occurred around 8:15 a.m.

A 49-year-old woman told police that the couple had been arguing about financial problems and that she’d talked to her brother about loans to relieve the financial burdens. The husband became angry when he learned about the conversation and he allegedly threw a lamp at his wife. He also allegedly shoved his wife. The woman went to church where she was counseled to report the incident to police.

Police interviewed the woman and set her up with Safehouse for counseling. After interviewing the husband, police arrested him for assault and battery/domestic. He was later arraigned. According to Police Chief Hart, the court ordered him to turn over several firearms until judicial proceedings conclude.

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