Police: Commerce man brandished crossbow, gun
Police have arrested a Commerce Township man after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and brandished a crossbow and shotgun, officials said.
An Oakland County Sheriff's deputy was also injured when the man was taken into custody, they said.
The incident happened at about 5 a.m. Tuesday in the 10 block of Bayberry Drive near Wixom and Charms roads in Commerce Township, according to authorities.
Deputies were called to a residence on the street in response to a domestic violence complaint, they said.
When the police arrived, a woman who was waiting in front of the residence told deputies she and her boyfriend had gotten into an argument. During the fight, her boyfriend held her down and forcibly took her car keys to prevent her from leaving the area, police said.
Her boyfriend then retrieved a crossbow and a shotgun from a bedroom and began pacing around the home, authorities said.
The victim managed to exit the residence and call 9-1-1.
Police contacted the boyfriend and asked him to leave the home, officials said. The man became combative and he was placed under arrest and handcuffed, they said.
As the deputies escorted the suspect from the home's porch, he tried to pull away from the officers and move toward the victim, police said.
Deputies tried to maintain control of the suspect, but the struggle knocked them off of the porch onto the sidewalk below, a drop of about four feet, according to the sheriff's office.
One of the deputies hit his face on the sidewalk and sustained a two-inch cut on his right cheek, police said.
The deputy was taken to a hospital for treatment and released after several hours.
The suspect was taken to the Oakland County Jail where he is waiting to be formally charged with domestic assault and resisting arrest, officials said.