July 2, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Crain Communications exec charged with domestic violence

Bloomfield Hills — An executive with Crains Communications was arrested over the weekend following a reported incident of domestic violence at his home where he allegedly struggled with his wife and attempted to tear a telephone out of the wall.

K.C. Crain Jr., 34, was arrested Saturday by Bloomfield Hills police responding to a disturbance at his home involving his 30-year-old wife.

Sgt. Jeff Gormley said police were dispatched to the Crain residence, located in the 1100 block of Orchard Ridge, about 1 a.m. Saturday on a “911 hang up call” — an emergency call made to police but with no caller on the line.

“Police went to the residence and made a domestic violence arrest,” he said, providing no further details on the incident.

Both the charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to 93 days in jail and fines, he said.

Crain, who did not return a call for comment to The Detroit News, was jailed and arraigned Monday in 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills on one count of domestic violence and one count of interfering with an electronic communications device.

He was released by Judge Marc Barron on $5,000 personal bond pending a July 10 hearing.

Crain, son of longtime publisher and board Chairman Keith Crain, was named director of corporate operations for Crain Communications last month. He also retained his former title as group publisher of the Automotive News Group.

He is a partner at Cornerstone Schools and is involved with the Detroit Historical Society and the College for Creative Studies.

mmartindale@detroitnews.com