Holly man charged with 5 offenses out of standoff

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Pontiac — A Holly man involved in a four-hour standoff with police at a Holly mobile home park earlier this week was charged Saturday with five offenses out of the incident.

Mark Evans Landback, 51 of Holly, was charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver marijuana; manufacture of marijuana; two counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony; and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. The offenses are punishable by up to four years in prison.

Police were called to the Holly Village Mobile Home Park on Grange Hall Road about 5:30 a.m. Thursday following an argument between Landback and his girlfriend. When the woman fled the mobile home Landback was seen standing on the porch with a shotgun. He returned inside and locked the door and would not come out when police responded.

Due to concerns about safety, Holly village police evacuated several nearby neighbors with help from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team.

Around 9:30 a.m. Landback walked out of the house and surrendered without incident.

Landback was formally charged Saturday by video arraignment on the charges and his bond was set at $75,000 no 10 percent. He was remanded to the Oakland County Jail pending a date to be determined in Clarkston 52nd District Court .


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