Joseph Visnaw 1973



Joseph Visnaw 1973 - Two bound to circuit in Mackinac Island...
Two bound to circuit in Mackinac Island incident ST. IGNACE — Judge Robert A. Wood of the 92nd District Court, following two 'preliminary examinations Wednesday, ruled there was a crime committed regarding charges of obstructing • -Mackinac -Island Police Officer William Crystler in -the performance performance .of Ms connection connection with disturbances on the- Island in the early hours of June 7.' He also found that there was probable cause to bslieve that only two defendants, David Jchnson and Joseph Visnaw, both of St. Ignace, committed the crime. Johnson arid Visnaw will be bound over to Circuit Court for trial; Judge Wood said. Originally charged with obstructing obstructing Officer Chrystler, besides Johnson and Visnaw, were Michael Huskey, Quentin Goudreau and Jerry Gallagher, but charges against the latter three were dropped. In the other preliminary examination, held Wednesday, relating to charges of obstructing obstructing Mackinac Island Police Chief Otto Wandrie in the per- formance of his duty, Judge Wood ruled there was no crime committed. Those who had been charged with obstructing Chief Wandrie were Johnson, Gallagher and Robert Brown. All of the men are from St. Ignace. Judge Wood stated that other charges of assaulting police officer Chrystler were not consideredin Wednesday's p r e 1 i m i n ary examination because the case is coming up for jury trial in district court Ju 1 y 10. Charged with aggravated assault are Johnson and Huskey. Several disturbing the peace charges, -resulting from the June 7 incidents, remain to be disposed of at a later date. One other charge of assault and battery brought against two members of the St. Ignace group is still pending. Witnesses testifying during the two preliminary examinations included Chief Wandrie, Officers Chrystler and Paul Karas, Agnes Shine, Jerry Leiterman and Anna Putnam, all of Mackinac Island.

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  1. The Evening News,
  2. 28 Jun 1973, Thu,
  3. Page 1


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