Howell Man Faces Assault Charges After Making Threats with Gun, Pipe

The following information was supplied by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 19-year-old Howell man is facing aggravated, felony assault charges after threatening to beat another man at Big Ray's Oil Change in Genoa Township on Sept. 17, according to a police report.

Police said the 19-year-old went to the business with the intent of beating an employee because he said the person still owed him money from the sale of a motorcycle several weeks before.

The employee told police that he saw the former motorcycle owner exit a truck with a small black semi-automatic gun and a metal pole, according to the police report. The man threatened the employee with bodily harm with both the pole and gun, but left when he discovered the police had been called.

Before leaving the scene, the man took the key from the ignition of the motorcycle, police said.

The man turned himself into the City of Howell Police Department after the incident and told police that he did have the pipe in his hand and made threats, but did not have a gun at the time, according to the report.

Police said the man denied having access to a handgun, saying he lived at home with his grandfather.

Police discovered the grandfather had a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) and owned a Glock handgun - which after inspection, was loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition with one in the chamber.

The grandfather said he couldn't remember if the gun was in the same position as where he left it. Police also confiscated the metal pipe from the truck, according to the report.

The case is pending review by the Livingston County Prosecutor's Office.

Prescription drugs, electronics stolen

A 32-inch flat screen TV, DVD player and prescription drugs were stolen from a residence on the 300 block of S Hughes Road Genoa Township between 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 3 a.m. on Sept. 22, according to a police report.

Police said the back sliding glass door at the residence was opened by lifting up the door to unhinge the lock.

Golfer's jewelry stolen

A man's Rolex watch and ring was stolen from his golf bag at the Majestic Golf Course in Hartland Township between noon at 3 p.m. on Sept. 6, according to a police report.

Police said the man left his golf bag at the bag drop while he ate. He discovered the missing items upon his return.



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