Contact: Lt. Joel Roon - 616.632.6106
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Rakow
Incident Type: Eviction Assistance/Felonious Assault
ALGOMA Township, Kent County: Today at approximately 12:30PM a court officer asked for assistance checking a residence on Deer Trail NE, in Algoma Twp. Several eviction notices had been served to the previous owner, and the residence should have been vacant as it had been sold to a new owner who had not taken possession. The court officer attempted to open several doors, but they could not be opened. The court officer broke a single pane on a sliding glass door, and a subject inside pulled back a curtain and pointed a handgun at the court officer and 2 deputies who were assisting him. The Deputies drew their weapons and the subject set his handgun down. Deputies continued talking to the subject, while the TAC Team, negotiators, and Technical Support Unit responded. Eventually the subject exited the residence and surrendered without incident. The incident remains under investigation and will be presented to the Kent County Prosecutor's Office for review of charges.