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Fri Jun 21, 2024, 10:39 AM Jun 21

Michigan GOP lawmaker facing possible sexual assault, assault, felony weapons charges [View all]

LANSING — Lansing police requested three felony charges against a Republican state lawmaker after he was arrested following a disturbance early Thursday morning, records show.

Records the Free Press obtained Friday through the online Michigan State Police criminal background service, the Internet Criminal History Access Tool, show police requested felony charges of sexual assault, assault, and a weapons-related offense against state Rep. Neil Friske, R-Charlevoix.

Michigan State Rep. Neil Friske, R-Charlevoix
Friske, 62, who is being held at the Lansing police lockup, has not been arraigned and it is not clear those are the charges he will ultimately face. An arraignment is expected Friday or Saturday, though it is possible Friske could be released ahead of his arraignment if prosecutors require more time to make charging decisions. An attorney for Friske could not be reached. ...…...........(more)


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