mental health crisis

ORION TOWNSHIP, MI – A 68-year-old Orion Township man appears to have suffered a mental health crisis where he injured a 30-year-old Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy on Sunday November 29th, 2020.

At approximately 3:45 PM Sunday afternoon, deputies responded to the 2600 block of Aubrey Drive on the report of a subject who was outside with a short sleeve shirt, was barefoot and handing out calculators. The caller advised that he may be having a mental breakdown.

Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the subject’s 2 adult children. They reported that their father’s mental health had declined since the passing of their mother last year.

Deputies were advised that their father was in the basement of their home under a blanket, surrounded by garbage bags filled with pop bottles and speaking incoherently.

Deputies made contact with the subject. He was yelling and then threw glass bottles at the Deputies.

The Orion Township Fire Department and Star EMS arrived on scene. The subject was agitated and became hostile with Deputies. He bit a Deputy on the back of the leg. Deputies gained control of him and he was taken by Paramedics to Ascension Providence Hospital for committal. The Deputy was treated for her injuries and released.

The injured deputy has been with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department for 6 years.

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