Pontiac man, 74, arrested after threatening deputy with baseball bat
Pontiac — A 74-year-old man has been arrested after an Oakland County sheriff's deputy says he threatened him with a baseball bat and after allegedly beating his own wife, officials said.
Deputies were called at about 9 a.m. Monday to a residence on Williamson Circle near Pontiac Road and North Perry to respond to a report of a domestic disturbance.
They spoke with a 27-year-old woman who told them her father had driven off in the family vehicle, police said. She told deputies her father put her mother, who is 67 and deaf, in a headlock when she tried to prevent him from driving. Her father then struck her mother in the head several times and took the car keys from her, according to authorities.
The woman's mother had no visible injuries and both she and the daughter declined medical attention, police said.
Later, a deputy who was parked in front of the home saw a Ford Escape pull into the residence's driveway with the suspect behind the wheel, officials said. The suspect exited the vehicle and the deputy approached him.
The suspect refused to comply with the deputy's request to talk to him and continued to walk up to the home. The deputy followed and again requested to speak to the suspect, police said.
The man threw an empty bag at the deputy, who then tried to detain the suspect. However, the suspect pulled away and swung his arm at the deputy, missing him, according to officials. The suspect then went into the residence.
The deputy followed him into the home and the suspect reached for a baseball bat, police said. He raised the bat in a threatening manner and walked toward the deputy, who ordered him to stop.
Officials said the man ignored the command and the deputy deployed an electric stun-gun to incapacitate the suspect. He was then placed into custody.