Barton City Man Accused of Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

A Barton City man is accused of holding a woman captive, sexually assaulting her and punching a state trooper.

MSP responded to an Alpena doctor’s office Sunday, where a woman tipped off a relative that the man with her held her captive the day before.

A trooper tried talking to the suspect, but he became agitated and punched the trooper.

The suspect tried running away through the Thunder Bay River.

He grabbed a large stick and threatened police with it.

After 45 minutes of negotiating, he was arrested on charges of criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and more.

He’s now lodged in the Alcona County Jail.