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UPDATE: THE SUSPECT IN THE CASE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS KEITH CARL CRAIG.
NEWBERRY – On April 18, 2019 at approximately 7 p.m., state troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Sault Ste. Marie Post investigated an attempted murder incident in the village of Newberry. The suspect in this assault was located at his residence at approximately 11 p.m. Troopers from the Sault Ste. Marie Post, deputies from the Luce County Sheriff’s Office, and troopers from the MSP Emergency Support Team (EST) arrested the suspect at 2:20 a.m. on 4/19/2019 after negotiating with him for several hours.
That individual, Keith Carl Craig, 64, of Newberry, was arraigned on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in the 92nd District Court of Luce County on one count of assault with intent to murder, home invasion first degree, and committing a felony with a firearm. His bond was set at $500,000. A probable cause conference is scheduled for May 1, 2019.
The MSP Sault Ste. Marie Post troopers were assisted in the incident by the Luce County Sheriff’s Office, Luce County Emergency Medical Services, detectives from the Sault Ste. Marie Post, the UPSET drug team, MSP Emergency Support Team members, and MSP canine officers.
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NEWBERRY– On April 18, 2019 around 7:00 pm, Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers from the Sault Ste. Marie Post were contacted near the MSP Newberry Detachment by a citizen reporting a subject broke into his home, fired several shots at him, and struck him with the firearm. The victim was able to flee the residence and report the assault to police.
The suspect, found to be related to the victim, was located at his own residence in Newberry at approximately 11:00 pm. The suspect refused to turn himself over to law enforcement officers. Troopers and deputies from the Luce County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the MSP Emergency Support Team (EST). EST members arrived on scene and negotiated with the suspect for several hours. The suspect eventually gave up and was taken into custody at approximately 2:20 am, on 4/19/2019. No one was injured in this incident which remains under investigation.
The MSP Sault Ste. Marie Post troopers were assisted in the incident by MSP detectives, canine officers, EST, Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, Luce County Sheriff’s Office, and Luce County Emergency Medical Services