Man With Knife Threatens Cheboygan County Deputy

A Cheboygan County deputy is being commended for not using his gun during a hostile situation.

It happened Friday before noon at a business in Wolverine when a man pulled a knife on someone.

When the deputy arrived, he confronted the man with the knife telling him he was going to be arrested.

That’s when he told the deputy to shoot him.

The deputy deployed his taser twice, including one time when man came at him.

When he pulled out his gun, the man put the knife away.

He was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault or resisting arrest.

The sheriff says the man was suffering from a mental illness at the time.

He has yet to be arraigned.