Rockland man arrested for domestic violence

ROCKLAND – A 40-year-old Rockland man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felonious assault, domestic violence and cruelty to animals.

At about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Negaunee Regional Dispatch received a call from a 48-year-old Rockland woman hiding in her home from her husband, who she said was acting irrationally and threatening her with a gun. An emergency dispatcher stayed on the line as Michigan State Police Wakefield Post troopers and Ontonagon County sheriff’s deputies responded.

Upon arrival, the officers, working with the dispatcher, were able to remove the woman from the house, the Wakefield Post said in a release. The woman reported the man was still inside the residence with a gun, and had also harmed their dog.

Troopers from the MSP Calumet Post and a Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer also arrived at the scene and helped to contain the incident. The male suspect left the house shortly after with the firearm. He put the weapon on the ground after brief negotiations.

A Taser was used to subdue the man, who resisted arrest, the MSP said. The man was taken to Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, then transferred to Marquette General Hospital for evaluation. The Ontonagon County Prosecuting Attorney is reviewing criminal charges. No arraignment had been set Thursday afternoon.