Man arraigned in Newberry case

NEWBERRY — A Newberry man who was arrested Friday after an attempted murder in Newberry was arraigned Sunday on several felony charges in 92nd District Court.

Keith Carl Craig, 64, was charged with assault with intent to murder, first-degree home invasion and committing a felony with a firearm, according to the Michigan State Police.

Craig’s bond was set at $600,000 and a probable cause conference is scheduled for May 1, officials said.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred Thursday in Newberry, when Craig allegedly broke into a a male subject’s home, firing several shots and striking the subject with the firearm.

The victim, who was uninjured, was able to flee the home and reported the assault to the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post around 7 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Craig, who police said is related to the victim, was located at his own residence in Newberry around 11 p.m. Thursday but refused to turn himself over to law enforcement at that time.

Troopers and deputies from the Luce County Sheriff’s Office then requested assistance from the Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team. After the team arrived on scene and negotiated with the suspect for several hours, Craig “eventually gave up” and was taken into custody around 2:20 Friday morning.


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