The statement at the TV 9&10 website paints a troubling picture of a 70 55 year old man and tells a story:
A Manton man could be headed to prison for fighting with Wexford County deputies.
Deputies say they found Leonard Davis II in a vehicle Sunday on M-55 near Manton.
When they tried to arrest him, they say Davis fought back.
If he's convicted of resisting arrest and assault, he could face three years behind bars.
He will be back in court next week.
This story, its incompleteness, and its visuals should concern you. This happened Sunday, only one on-line medium has commented on it, and that was today. The article says deputies were trying to arrest him, they give no clue as to why they would. A scrawny 70 55 year old man with multiple face abrasions bespeaks less ill of him, than of what may have happened to him when police decided to arrest him for some unknown reason.
The Wexford County Deputies could release videos of the encounter, they don't. They should have at least audio about the encounter, they don't release that. They have zero evidence that this man fought against the deputies, if commenters on Facebook can be believed, he was a harmless fellow who may have had mental issues. There is no excuse for such an incomplete news story when the Wexford County Sheriff should have publicly available four days later of their justification in order to show that they reacted appropriately here
As other news agencies in the area report, this article will be updated.
Very odd; this story is still up on 9&10's Facebook page, yet has been taken off their home page so that the link has been sending you to a 'blank' page for the last day. There is still nothing else out there about this on the internet, time for a FOIA request to Wexford's Sheriff's Office.
Looks like the officers mauled the old man over pretty badly, sad, and probably not called for at all. From the victims looks physically, I'd say he's fairly easy to arrest without all the brutality.
No matter how cantankerous the old man was, there would have been no harm in waiting him out. I look forward to hearing more about this story.
You'll probably have to wait until I get my FOIA response back from Wexford County, no other news outlet has reported further on Leonard and his plight.
Has anyone tried contacting Mr. Leonard? I wonder what he has to say.
I would love to contact him or have him contact me, but he doesn't seem to have internet presence and his name is too common to get a good bead on him with people searches, I didn't find anybody matching his name in Manton.
Mr. Davis is not listed as incarcerated with the Michigan Department of Corrections as of 6:45pm March 12, 2017. There is a Leonard Wayne Davis age 55 in the Wexford County Jail. Perhaps the reason the station pulled the story is because they had the details wrong. Not sure....but there is no one listed as a Leonard Davis in that area that is 70 years old that I could find. And the plot thickens....LOL.
A 15 year age difference is what happens when you depend on Facebook comments as your secondary source for information, LOL. That's probably him; very industrious move on your part to check that information out, I figured he was out on bond by now and didn't even go there. I bow to your superior use of the resources available.
Oh my....please don't bow....I have only recently needed to even know these resources existed and I wish I still had no clue.
Believe it or not, you can registered to be notified when anyone is released from jail. Ask me how I know.....and I also know they begin calling at 2:30 AM to let you know....and keep calling until you push in a code that was preset. It isn't like they don't know when someone is going to be released, they could have the decency to make notifications the day before and not in the middle of the night. But NO, they don't have that decency either.
Records from my FOIA requests have begun to trickle in. This looks to be an interesting story of why police need to be trained better than they are. I will have an update once the records are all in.
Looking forward to hearing what you have learned.