Sheriff: Family of snowmobilers threatened by man with handgun


    Michael Young, 60, of Cheboygan was arraigned on multiple charges after investigators said he threatened a family with a handgun while they were snowmobiling. (Photo Courtesy: Cheboygan County Sheriff's Office)

    CHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A man was charged after investigators said he threatened a family with a gun.

    Deputies were called to the area of Page Road and Truscott Drive around 5:09 p.m. Sunday after a caller stated he and his family were threatened by the suspect while they were snowmobiling.

    According to the victim, the group was utilizing a trail on private property that they had permission to use for years and when they crossed the property, they were confronted by a man carrying a handgun.

    The victim said the man pointed the handgun at a member of his family, who was a child.

    Deputies said one of the victims got in front of the suspect and the suspect cycled the slide on the handgun as to indicate a round was put into the chamber and pointed it at him.

    During this time, the victim stated he waved his family to drive away then slowly backed up to his snowmobile and also left.

    The suspect has been identified as Michael Young, 60, of Cheboygan.

    According to Young, he is the current property owner and when he heard the snowmobiles on his property, he went to confront them while carrying a handgun.

    Young was arrested and taken to the Cheboygan County Jail.

    Young was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, which are four-year felonies, felony firearm, which is a two-year felony, and reckless operation of a snowmobile, which is a misdemeanor.

    Young is due back in court on February 25.

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