• Assault charge for man who was shot by Kentwood officer

    1 month ago - By Wood TV

    KENTWOOD, Mich. - A man who was shot and injured by a Kentwood police officer has been charged with assault, authorities say.
    Salim Kadir-Tyler Powell, 24, was charged with felonious assault, the Kentwood Police Department announced Friday.
    The city released a 911 recording from the June 29 incident in the area of Stauffer Avenue SE and 44th Street. In the call, a neighbor reported Powell was outside shouting and that he had fired a shot from what the caller called an AR-15. The neighbor said Powell's family was trying to calm him, but it wasn't working.
    A sergeant and officer spotted and...
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  • Man accused of drunken driving in crash that killed teen

    Man accused of drunken driving in crash that killed teen

    1 month ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A Grand Rapids man has been charged with multiple felonies in connection to a car crash on US-131 that killed one teen and injured another.
    Police say Ryan Michael Carter, 27, was arraigned Friday on charges of operating while intoxicated causing death, failure to stop at the scene of an accident when at fault resulting in death, operating while intoxicated causing serious injury, failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death and false report of a felony.
    The charges stem from the July 6 crash of a Ford F-150 on US-131 at the...
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  • Portage police seek man in murder of 82-year-old father

    Portage police seek man in murder of 82-year-old father

    1 month ago - By Wood TV

    PORTAGE, Mich. - Police say they believe a man found dead in his Portage home over the weekend was killed by his son.
    The Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office has authorized an open murder charge against Scott Sterffy, 56, in the death of his father Dr. Thomas Aye.
    Police say Sterffy has fled Michigan and has since been spotted in Chicago and Seattle. His is considered armed and dangerous. Portage authorities are working with federal law enforcement to try to find and arrest him.
    A photo of Dr. Thomas Aye.
    Aye, 82, was a retired oral surgeon who practiced for about 30 years in the...
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