2017-09-07 / Front Page

Suspect denies guilt on felonious assault charge

By Cindy Centofanti
Staff Writer • ccentofanti@mihomepaper.com

HURON COUNTY – A 58-yearold Macomb man has been arraigned on three charges stemming from a Labor Day weekend incident in which he allegedly fired shots and rammed a vehicle.

Allen Scott Brooks pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Huron County District Court to felonious assault, a four-year felony, careless discharge of a firearm causing damage over $50 and possession of a firearm while under the influence.

He is scheduled for a probable cause hearing Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. and a preliminary examination Sept. 29 at 9 a.m.

He was lodged in the county jail with bond set at $10,000/10 percent.

The incident occurred Saturday, Sept. 2 at a cottage on Kaufman Road in Huron Township. Huron County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the scene around 11 p.m.

Brooks was arrested after allegedly shooting his shotgun twice in an unknown direction and then firing three more shots into a parked vehicle, according to witnesses.

While this was happening, some of Brooks’ relatives returned to the cottage in a vehicle occupied by six people. Brooks allegedly rammed the vehicle twice with his own and left the scene.

Deputies investigating the incident learned that Brooks and two of his relatives had allegedly gotten into a fight earlier at the Port Hope Hotel. Brooks eventually left the hotel, went to his cottage and got a 12-gauge shotgun. He then went the short distance to the relatives’ cottage on Kaufman Road where the felonious assault allegedly occurred.

The shotgun and a 40-caliber handgun were found in weeds nearby, according the Huron County Sheriff’s Office.

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