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      Clare man arrested for possession of child porn

      Patrick Sampson, 64, was arrested for possessing child pornography as well as a transient merchant act violation.

      A 64-year-old Clare County man was arrested for possessing child pornography.

      Deputies arrested Patrick Sampson, of Lake, on Wednesday after a lengthy investigation by the Clare County Sheriff's Department.

      Officials say Sampson was also running an illegal store selling items without a business license. The business was located on Birch Street in the Playland Subdivision.

      Sampson is facing charges of Possession of Child Sexually Abusive Material and Transient Merchant Act Violation.

      He is currently in jail pending a $20,000 bond.