Oakland County Deputy Injured while Arresting Man Suffering from PTSD

CLARKSTON, MI – A 48-year-old man from Clarkston who was suffering from PTSD assaulted an Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy while being arrested on May 15th, 2019.ptsd

At about 11:15PM Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 6000 block of Main Street for a domestic assault in progress. The caller stated two of her sisters were in the residence with her brother-in-law who was out of control, armed with a knife and chasing them. The victims were able to leave the residence in a vehicle and flee the scene. The suspect has a military background and suffers from PTSD.

Deputies met with the victims, a 54-year-old woman from Clarkston and a 54-year-old woman from Pontiac, who were a few residences down from where the incident occurred.

The vehicle they were in had two flat tires and was not able to be driven any further. Deputies arrived at the residence where the incident had occurred, and all the interior lights were off. After several verbal attempts to get the man to come out, Deputies forced entry. The man was found in a back bedroom covered in bed sheets. The sheets were pulled off and he was found to be in possession of the knife.

While securing the suspect, a Deputy received minor injuries to his right leg. The Deputy was transported via patrol vehicle to McLaren-Clarkston Hospital for treatment and was released.

The man was transported to the Oakland County Jail pending issuance of warrants.