Man arrested after shooting at vacuum salesmen
A 61-year-old Isabella County man was arrested for shooting at two vacuum salesmen.
According to the Isabella County Sheriff's Office, the salesmen approached the mans home in the 6000 block of S. Vandecar Rd. and knocked on the door.
The salesmen saw the man, who was identifed as Robert Lee, walk towards the door and gesture "one minute" by holding one index finder up. The man then walked towards the garage.
The salesmen became suspicious about what Lee was doing and decided to leave. As they got into their van and drove down the driveway, Lee came out of a pole barn next to the home holding a long gun that was later determined to be a 20 gauge shotgun.
Two shots were heard by the men in the van as they saw Lee pointing the gun at them. One of the victim's told police he heard pellets "whiz" by his open window.
No one was injured. Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the incident.
Lee was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, assault with a dangerous weaon, felony firearm, possession of a firearm while under the influence and reckless use of a firearm.
He has been released on a $10,000 bond. Lee is a professor of Human Environmental Studies at Central Michigan University.
The University released the following statement after Lee's arrest:
"Central Michigan University takes the allegations against Dr. Lee very seriously and will be conducting its own investigation in accordance with the bargaining agreement with the Faculty Association. The matter also remains under review by the Isabella County Sheriffâ??s Department and the prosecutor."