Skandia man evaluated after arrest

MARQUETTE – A 36-year-old Skandia man was at Marquette General Hospital today for psychological evaluation after Michigan State Police took him into custody Monday morning at a residence along Yalmer Road.

Troopers from the post in Negaunee Township said they were called out to the Skandia Township residence on a report of a possible suicide at 3:40 a.m. Monday. Police were told the subject involved had a shotgun and was behind the residence.

Police said the caller told troopers he thought the subject may have shot himself. When troopers arrived they followed footprints to an unoccupied home, which the subject had allegedly broken into. Police made contact with the man who was inside the residence with a shotgun.

After a short time, police were able to talk the man into coming out of the home. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Police said an investigation showed the man had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. Troopers expect to seek prosecution on several felony charges. The name of the man was being withheld pending arraignment in Marquette County District Court.

Police said pending clearance on the psychological evaluation, the man will be lodged in the Marquette County Jail on the outstanding warrants.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.