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Deputies use Taser to apprehend Nathaniel Abraham

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Nathaniel Abraham, one of the youngest people in Michigan to be charged with murder, is back in jail Wednesday after fighting with sheriff's deputies and resisting arrest, authorities said. 

Deputies were looking for Abraham around 9 a.m. Wednesday after he failed to turn himself in at 50th District Court to be arraigned on an indecent exposure charge.

Deputies spotted him walking southbound on Baldwin in Pontiac and when they tried to take him into custody he ran, according to a release by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. Detectives caught up with him and when they tried to arrest him, Abraham "began actively resisting and started striking three deputies with a closed fist," the release said. "They were able to take him into custody after having to deploy a Taser."

Abraham had been arrested Monday on an indecent exposure complaint. He was booked and released that day after posting a $100 bond. 

In addition to the indecent exposure, he faces charges of assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. 

The indecent exposure investigation was prompted around 10:30 a.m. Monday when a Pontiac woman reported a young man, shirtless and holding a basketball, approached her in her yard and inquired if she would like him to cut her lawn.

The woman declined but said as she was walking away, she noticed the man still looking at her as he rubbed the basketball against his chest and his genitalia were exposed out of his pants. 

She phoned in a report with a description of the suspect and a deputy found him elsewhere in the neighborhood cutting a lawn. The man was placed in a patrol car and taken by the woman's home, where she identified him as the man who had exposed himself.

In 1997, Abraham, then 11, fatally shot Ronnie Greene, 18, in the head in Pontiac with a stolen .22-caliber rifle. 

An Oakland County judge sentenced Abraham, who was in the sixth grade at the time, for second-degree murder as a juvenile. He was released from prison in 2007 at age 21.

 A year later, undercover cops caught Abraham in a curbside drug deal in Pontiac. He was carrying 254 ecstasy pills in the trunk of his car. He was sent back to prison to serve a 4-20 year sentence.

In 2011, Abraham, 25 at the time, was accused of assaulting two corrections officers in Adrian.

Abraham was released from parole in June, according to state officials.