CUSTER, MI – On Friday, March 8th, 2019, at 8:23 PM, deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported assault where the alleged suspect had a handgun.
Deputies arrived and located the alleged suspect in a tent behind the residence in question where he was taken into custody.
It was reported by the victim that her husband had come home intoxicated and an argument ensued. During the argument the suspect reportedly grabbed a semi-automatic pistol while making threatening statements to the victim and a shot was reported fired. A physical altercation then followed between the male and female where the female was able to get the gun away from the male and lock herself in a room.
Deputies did arrest 33 year-old David Roberts Ray Mercer Jr., of Custer MI, on charges of Assault w/a Dangerous Weapon, Domestic Violence 2nd and felony firearm. Deputies also recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol and rifle from the residence.
Mercer Jr. is lodged in the Mason County Jail with bond set at $35,000.00/10%.