Prison time for police assault

ESCANABA – A Gladstone man was recently sentenced to up to four years in prison on charges of assaulting police and damaging a patrol car this summer.

Nicholas James Micheau, 34, of 513 Wisconsin Ave., Gladstone, was arrested Aug. 9 on a parole violation, according to Gladstone Public Safety Director Paul Geyer. Police were initially called to Micheau’s residence on a welfare check on a juvenile.

While arresting Micheau on the parole violation, he assaulted Geyer and a patrol officer. When placed in the patrol car, Micheau kicked out a back door and a back window of the vehicle, said Geyer.

During sentencing in Delta County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Micheau was ordered to spend 18 months to up to four years in prison on one count of malicious destruction of police property. He was also sentenced to 16 months to up to two years in prison on one count of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer.

The two sentences are to be served concurrently. Micheau was given credit for serving 88 days in the county jail. He was ordered to pay $2,417 in restitution and $266 in fines and costs.

According to district court records, Micheau was recently sentenced to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty to attempted child abuse, fourth degree. The sentence is to be served concurrently with the above circuit court sentence.

– – –

Jenny Lancour, (906) 786-2021, ext. 143,