A man was arrested and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on Sunday after calling authorities to report a trespasser on his property in Crawford County, Michigan. The property owner has alleged less than honorable actions on the part of the sheriff deputies who responded.
Military veteran, Thomas Donald, along with his 11-year-old son, were out hunting on their 10 acres of property. Donald carried an “unloaded” single-shot .410-gauge shotgun, while his son chose to carry a crossbow.
As they were traipsing through the woods, Donald heard the sound of an engine disrupting the otherwise tranquil land. They encountered a man on a dirt bike and escorted the trespasser to the front of his house, telling his wife, Heather Donald, to contact the Department of Natural Resources to file a “recreational trespass.”