Domestic-felonious assault suspect in custody in St. Clair County

PORT HURON TOWNSHIP, MI – The suspect in a domestic-felonious assault incident yesterday, Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, in Mussey Township, has been taken into custody.

Kenneth Block turned himself in at the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon. He made the decision after seeing his picture on Facebook and talking with family members.

The incident began shortly before 9:30, when deputies responded to Block’s home in the 16000 block of Donald Road for a domestic dispute. They met the victim, a 35 year old woman who is Block’s live-in girlfriend and the couple’s 12 year old daughter in the driveway of the home. The woman said Block had assaulted her and threatened to kill her with a 12 gauge shotgun.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the home, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, detectives and troopers from the Michigan State Police. After several attempts to make contact with Block were unsuccessful, a search warrant was executed. Block had apparently left prior to deputies’ arrival.

The 41 year old Block is being held at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center. He is expected to be arraigned in Port Huron’s 72nd District Court Friday on two counts of unlawful imprisonment, assault by strangulation, interference with electronic communications device causing injury or death, interference with electronic communications device and aggravated domestic assault- 2nd offense.