Clinton Township Man Charged after Assaulting Fiancée with Chainsaw and Fire

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CLARE COUNTY, MI – Robert Presley Jr., 46-years-old, from Clinton Township, was arraigned on several charges Friday in Clare County after he attacked his fiancée, a 38-year-old woman from Madison Heights, with a chainsaw, dragged her through fire before hitting and kicking her.ROBERT JOSEPH PRESLEY JR.

At approximately 3:00 PM, on Wednesday June 6th, 2018, Michigan State Police troopers from the Cadillac Post were sent to Munson Emergency Room in Cadillac, Michigan to investigate an assault.

The victim, a 38-year-old woman from Madison Heights, sustained very serious injuries during a domestic assault that allegedly her fiancé, Robert Presley Jr., caused. After the assault, the victim fled the scene on foot and was picked up by a passerby who willingly transported the victim to a local EMS station in the Marion area.

From there, the victim was transported by ambulance to Munson Hospital Emergency Room. Presley used a chainsaw, fire, hands and feet, and other objects, to commit the assault. During the investigation multiple weapons were seized, including firearms.

Robert Presley was arrested after he drove to the Clare County Sheriff’s Office to report that the woman had assaulted him.

Presley was already on probation for a felony weapons conviction. Police found nine guns with ammunition in his vehicle. Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Robert Presley was previously convicted for:

  • Operating While Intoxicated
  • Weapons – Dangerous Weapon – Miscellaneous
  • Weapons – Firearms – Short Barreled Shotgun/Rifle

Robert Presley Jr. was charged with assault with intent to murder, torture, operating while intoxicated second offense, habitual offender third offense, ammunition possession by a felon and nine counts of firearm possession by a felon.

His bond was set at $1.2 million and he is due back in court later this month.

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