A 19-year-old Emmet County man is facing several charges after he allegedly threatened a deputy while being stopped by authorities.
Claus Nowell, 19, of Conway, was taken into custody for possession of marijuana as well as resisting and obstructing a police officer causing injury.
According to the Emmet County Sheriff, Claus was stopped for an equipment violation and immediately threatened the deputy.
Claus was taken into custody after resisting arrest. An off-duty Emmet County deputy stopped to assist the arresting deputy.
During a search, deputies found packaged bags of marijuana, money and scales.
Claus was taken to the Emmet County Jail. The deputy was treated at a local clinic and released.
"Thousands of traffic stops take place daily across America's highways daily," said Sheriff Wallin. "Yet the traffic stop remains one of the most dangerous aspects of police work. Routine traffic stops can turn out to be anything but routine even here in Northern Michigan. Fortunately, due to the actions of an off-duty corrections officer and citizen from Harbor Springs, the injuries the deputy received were minor."