Lapeer County Man arrested after Assaulting his Mother with a Dangerous Weapon


IMLAY CITY, MI – On Tuesday May 16th, 2017 at 5:21 PM, Lapeer County 911 dispatched Imlay City Police Officers and Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies to a domestic disturbance on Church Road in Imlay City.

It was report that a weapon was brandished and a shot was fired. The individual with the firearm departed the residence.




It was established that a 30-year-old son and his 56-year-old mother had a verbal altercation. During the verbal altercation, it is alleged that the son damaged property. It is further alleged that the son obtained and brandished a handgun. The firearm was discharged with no injuries reported.

Within minutes after the 911 call, officers and deputies located the son at a friend’s house within the immediate area. This individual was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Lapeer County Jail.
On Wednesday May 17th, 2017, the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office issued the formal criminal charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearms.

David Fox, 30-years-old, of Imlay City, was arraigned in the 71-A District Court of Lapeer County on Wednesday. Bond was set at $25,000 (cash or surety). David Fox remains in the Lapeer County Jail with his next court appearance scheduled for later this month.

Sheriff Scott McKenna is very thankful and pleased that this situation resolved peacefully with nobody injured. There are numerous domestic related homicides in the United States every year. Domestic violence calls are statistically dangerous for responding law enforcement. The danger level significantly increase when a firearm is involved-like in this particular situation.

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