News Update For Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department says the inmate who walked away from a jail work crew last month has been taken back into custody. 28-year-old Jeremy Walter Nordstrom was arrested last night around 7 o’clock at a camp in Keweenaw County. He had walked away from the work crew on March 20th while it was working at the Houghton County Arena in Hancock. Nordstrom was transported to the Houghton County jail after being arrested without incident. He was serving time on a probation violation in connection with a larceny charge and is expected to face several new charges related to the escape.
Charges have been filed in connection with a shooting incident last weekend in Marquette County. State Police at the Negaunee Post say the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office has authorized a charge of careless discharge of a firearm causing injury or death against an unidentified 29-year-old man from Negaunee. The charge came after the review of the investigation into the shooting of 37-year-old Eric Thomas of Marquette at a camp near Big Bay early last Saturday. Thomas was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the abdomen and remains in stable condition. The suspect posted bond after being arrested yesterday and faces a preliminary exam on Monday in 96-th District Court in Marquette.
An Upper Peninsula Congressman says a Gladstone company would benefit from new federal regulations expected by the end of the year that are designed to increase timber harvest on national forests. Republican Dan Benishek of Iron River has been pushing for the changes that would limit protests of planned harvests that often take up to eight years to negotiate. Benishek says the new regulations will help companies like Besse Forest Products by making the process faster. Besse has 12-hundred employees in the U.S. and Canada.