Fri. Sep 17th, 2021

CANTON, MI – Oswald John Tallent, 46-years-old, of Canton Township, has been charged in connection with the assaults on his 44-year-old wife and eight-year-old daughter.  The couple have two other children, ages six years old and four years old.

Oswald Tallent
Oswald Tallent – Facebook Photo

On March 30, 2020 at approximately 1:14 p.m., Canton Township police were dispatched to the 7300 block of Stonebrook Drive in response to a domestic violence incident.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered woman in the driveway of the residence with lacerations to her face and body.  An eight year old child was also discovered with a bump to her head and scrapes on her body.


It is alleged that Oswald Tallent caused the lacerations to his wife’s face with a saw.  It is further alleged that he slammed the eight-year-old girl into the pavement before dragging her up the driveway by her hair.  EMTs arrived at the location and transported the victims to a local hospital for treatment.  The suspect fled the scene on foot but was apprehended not far from the scene the Canton Township police.

Oswald Tallent has been charged with Assault With Intent to Murder, Torture, Assault With Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm and Third Degree Child Abuse.

He was arraigned  on April 1, 2020 in 35th District Court in Canton Township.  The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for April 13, 2020 and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for April 17, 2020 in 35th District Court.  The defendant received a $500,000 cash bond with a tether.


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