Manistique man gets prison time for assault

MANISTIQUE – A 27-year-old Manistique man is now lodged in a downstate prison where he is serving time for assaulting police officers who were responding to an incident in Manistique last fall.

David Ernest Partain Jr. was arrested while police were investigating a home invasion complaint involving an alleged assault at a residence on the 100th block of North 2nd Street. The incident occurred at 12:30 in the morning on Sept. 23, according to Michigan State Police.

Partain allegedly entered a home without permission and then got into an altercation with the resident, said troopers. When troopers and city police responded to the complaint, Partain resisted officers. He was arrested on 10 charges and lodged in jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

During his arraignment in Schoolcraft County District Court, he was officially charged with six counts of resisting and obstructing police, and one count of each of the following: first-degree home invasion, assault and battery, being disorderly, and trespassing, according to court records. He also was charged as a habitual offender.

Partain was sentenced in Schoolcraft County Circuit Court three weeks ago on three felony counts of assaulting/resisting police to which he pleaded no contest. He was sentenced to a minimum of one year and eight months to a maximum of three years in prison on each count, according to online records from the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Partain is currently lodged at the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center, a security level 1 prison in downstate Jackson.

According to corrections records, Partain previously served time for two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (felonious assault) dating back to a 2004 incident in Van Buren County. He was released from prison in 2010.

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