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Felony arrest warrant obtained

MANISTIQUE — After an investigation conducted by the Manistique Public Safety Department, a felony arrest warrant for malicious destruction of property was obtained for Jason Paul Arnold, 38, of Exeland, Wisconsin, according to a news release from the Manistique Public Safety Department.

Assistance was requested from the state of Wisconsin. Arnold was taken into custody at 4:48 p.m. Thursday by the Sawyer/Washburn Sheriff’s County Special Response Team out of Wisconsin, police said in the release.

Arnold was charged with one count of malicious destruction-$1,000 or more but less than $20,000, a felony that carries a sentence of five years in prison and/or $10,000 or three times the amount of destruction or injury, whichever is greater, the released stated.

He also is charged with a count of reckless driving, a misdemeanor that carries a 93-day jail sentence and/or a $500 fine, according to police.

Arnold remains in the custody of the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department in Hayward, Wisconsin, on a “no bond” provision pending extradition proceedings, which will remand him back to the state of Michigan.

The investigation into the events, which occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday in Schoolcraft and Delta counties continues, and no further details will be released at this time, officials said.

Manistique Public Safety received assistance from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and the Marquette Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Manistique Public Safety had previously reported a vehicle had driven onto the front lawn of the Schoolcraft County Courthouse, causing major damage to the grass. A sign was left on the property that suggested the subject was upset with the Department of Health and Human Services, which has offices in the courthouse building.

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