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Michigan man's 3rd arrest on illegal gambling-related felonies

The Michigan Gaming Control Board and the state's Department of Attorney General conducted a joint investigation into the activities of a man who was allegedly involved in illegal gambling activities. Reportedly, the 57-year-old was arrested on similar charges on two prior occasions. Following the current investigation, the man was arrested and charged with several felonies.

Man faces felony charge after his plan to steal helicopter fails

A 70-year-old man allegedly called dispatchers on a recent Sunday morning to inform them that he was heading to the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Bay City, Michigan, to steal a helicopter. He was eventually arrested and charged with felony firearms possession after a weapon was found in his pickup truck. He was convicted on felony charges in 2011 and, as a result, not allowed to have a firearm.

DNA resolves murder, rape and other felonies from decades ago

Older people in Michigan and elsewhere might remember a case from Dec. 1987 when a 17-year-old girl's body was found naked along the road in another state where she was dumped after she was raped and killed. The ever-advancing DNA technology helps investigators to reopen unresolved murders, rapes and other violent felonies decades later. A man was recently arrested for that young woman's death, and her family might find closure after more than 30 years.

Man charged with felonies after allegedly resisting arrest

A Michigan man is accused of interfering with the attempts of a law enforcement officer's efforts to arrest him. The 18-year-old man now faces two felonies for alleged attempts to resist and obstruct police officers, and he is also accused of assault and one domestic violence misdemeanor count. Reportedly, each offense could lead to a prison sentence for as long as two years and possible fines of up to $2,000.

Felonies: DNA match leads to burglary and assault charges

DNA is an essential legal tool in Michigan and elsewhere -- used to prove innocence in some cases, and guilt in others. A man in another state was recently charged with felonies after DNA on a pair of slippers was allegedly matched to him. The arrest warrant followed an investigation launched in response to an home invasion report.

Felonies: What happens when one makes questionable decisions

At some point in time, each Michigan resident will make decisions that others will view as showing a lack of judgment. Some of these decisions will have minimal consequences and life as normal will continue for all who may have been affected by these decisions. Other decisions will have significant consequences that may result in the individual being charged with a variety of felonies.

Felonies: Federal charges filed against mother and daughter

People in Michigan who have lost loved ones might keep a close check on the funeral home they use after reading about the alleged crimes of a mother and daughter who owned a funeral home in another state. The 66-year-old mother and her 43-year-old daughter have faced several civil lawsuits over recent years. However, this time, they were arrested and charged with federal felonies.

Felonies: When can entrapment be used as a defense?

When residents of Michigan or elsewhere sell drugs to someone who turns out to be a government agent or undercover police officer, the seller might accuse the buyer of entrapment. But what is entrapment? For entrapment to occur, a police officer, DEA officer, FBI agent, or other law enforcement or government agent must persuade or influence someone to commit felonies that he or she would not have committed but for the persuasion of the agent.

Alleged car hijacker charged with 4 felonies in Michigan

A 22-year-old woman is accused of hijacking a pickup truck in front of a motel in Franklin, Michigan, on the morning of Valentine's Day. The owner of the vehicle claims he left the vehicle running right outside the door of his motel room when he alleges he saw a woman with blonde hair opening the door of the truck. He says he tried to pull her out of the vehicle, but he failed, and the alleged hijacker drove off, dragging him along for about 20 yards. Law enforcement ultimately caught up with the woman, and she is now facing four felonies.

Man facing drug-related felonies will need strong defense counsel

Following an investigation over several months, a Michigan man was recently arrested at his home. The investigation followed suspicions that someone was committing drug-related felonies, and using the U.S. Postal Service to do it. Federal investigators allege the man used the mails to send methamphetamine from another state to his home address.

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