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Dowagiac man found guilty

A 25-year-old Dowagiac man faces up to life in prison after he was found guilty by a jury trial last week on charges related to a November 2014 incident in the city of Dowagiac. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said Arthur Turner Jr. was arrested after strangling and assaulting a woman Nov. 29. Furthermore, according to Fitz, Turner continued to …

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Narcotics arrests in White Pigeon

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit – along with deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the White Pigeon Police Department – executed a search warrant for narcotics Wednesday last week in the 800 block of West Chicago Road in the village of White Pigeon. Methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and several items of drug …

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Arrest following road-rage incident

Cass County sheriff’s deputies responded to a road-rage incident reported by a motorist over the weekend in Vandalia. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called around 1 p.m. Saturday by a motorist who reported being followed home by an unknown motorist. The victim said the suspect was driving aggressively, behaving in an erratic manner and ultimately brandished a knife. The …

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Manhunt in western Branch County

A manhunt is over, as police have located the remaining two suspects from a group of four near the Branch-St. Joseph county line. The search began near Bronson Saturday afternoon, when a neighbor called authorities after hearing people shooting off guns nearby. When police responded, four men fled into the woods and cornfield, resulting in a manhunt that included Michigan …

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Police need your help

Police are asking the public for help to locate a man in connection with a stabbing that occurred last week in Sturgis. Vladmir S. Cofield Sr. is wanted on a charge of attempted murder following an incident that occurred Wednesday. Cofield is accused of stabbing a Three Rivers man just after 1 p. m. in the 400 block of Center …

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More drug arrests in TR

Two people were arrested on drug-related charges last week in the city of Three Rivers. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Thursday at a residence in the 900 block of 5th Street following an ongoing investigation. SCAN officers obtained and executed a search warrant. Upon completing …

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