February 7, 2016

Man charged with assault after allegedly striking person with ATV


STANDISH — A Twining man who allegedly hit another person with a four-wheeler on Jan. 18 has been charged with assault with intent to commit bodily harm less than murder.

Charles J. Decraene, 38, the alleged driver of the four-wheeler, arraigned in 81st District Court Jan. 29. He was also charged with resisting a police officer, operating while intoxicated and driving with a suspended/denied/revoked license.

According to information from district court, it was Decraene’s third alleged OWI offense and second alleged suspended license offense.

The alleged victim was a 25-year-old Twining man who was transported to St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital after the incident, which reportedly occurred in the backyard of a resident in Twining. He was treated for his injuries and released Jan. 19.

Decraene is scheduled for a status conference Feb. 11. He is being represented by Attorney Jason Ball, and is out on bond.

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