Crockery Twp. gunman charged with felonies

A 21-year-old Crockery Township man who police said pointed a gun at his neighbor Sunday evening faces up to four years in prison if convicted on one of the three charges he faces in the incident. Josh Curtis Andrews, 25 Forsythia in Nunica, was arraigned Monday afternoon in Ottawa County 58th District Court. He demanded a preliminary exam during the video arraignment in front of Judge Richard Kloote.
Becky Vargo
May 17, 2011


Andrews was charged with one count of felony assault, which carries a possible four-year sentence; aggravated indecent exposure, which carries a possible two-year sentence; and possession of a firearm under the influence of alcohol, which carries a possible 93-day sentence.

An attorney was appointed for Andrews, who remained jailed on a $20,000 cash or surety bond. Andrews was also ordered not to go within a half-mile of his neighbor’s home, once he got out of jail.

Kloote said Andrews was scheduled to have a meeting with his attorney sometime today.

A preliminary examination date has yet to be scheduled.

Police were called to the Crockery Estates Mobile Home Park on State Road about 8 p.m. Sunday, when Andrews’ neighbor called 911 and said the man was pointing a shotgun at her.

Ginger Bayne said she had complained to the park manager earlier that day about loud music coming from Andrews’ mobile home all day. She said she was videotaping Andrews when he threw a chair at her home, then his whiskey bottle. Andrews then came out the door with a gun pointed at her, she said.

Police evacuated the area and took Andrews into custody without incident a short time later.



I think those gunmen need comfort and attention. They are being so insecure with the things they see and it turns out to do things which can really affect other people through hostage situation. Like the situation of Jason Valdez. According to them, Last Friday an armed male in an Ogden, Utah inn room kept law enforcement at bay for 16 hours. Jason Valdez, 36, apparently had a woman hostage with him. Valdez used his smartphone throughout the standoff to update his status on Facebook, keeping his pals and family updated. I found this here: Gunman updates Facebook status during police standoff.


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