Ohio man to stand trial in Lake Orion assault
An Ohio man was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for attacking a Lake Orion resident in June, officials said.
Mark David Rinier, 41, was bound over for trial in Oakland County Circuit Court after a preliminary examination of his case in 52-3 District Court, according to Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh.
A district court judge also doubled Rinier's bond to $50,000.
Rinier is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to do great bodily harm, less than murder. Both charges are felonies. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison for the assault with a weapon charge and up to 10 years in prison for the assault with intent to do great bodily harm charge.
Authorities accuse Rinier of beating a 35-year-old Lake Orion man with a baseball bat on June 22. A police officer found the victim, bleeding heavily from his face and head, on a sidewalk in Lake Orion's downtown area. The man identified his attacker as Rinier.
Police said Rinier was visiting Lake Orion from Ohio with friends but they abandoned him in the Oakland County community, forcing him to stay with the victim until he could make arrangements to return home.
He fled the area after the alleged attack on the victim, according to authorities. Local police and authorities in Ohio tracked Rinier down to a home in the Dayton, Ohio, area in July. He was arrested and extradited back to Michigan.