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2018-06-13 / Front Page

Charges Brought Against Felon Who Pulled Gun

James BlevinsJames BlevinsThe Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who was shot Sunday, June 3 after leveling a gun at deputies. The felon has been identified as James Avery Blevins, 39, of St Ignace.

The 92nd District Court held a hearing Tuesday, June 5 for Blevins, who is charged with:

• Assault with Intent to commit Murder

• Felon in Possession of a Firearm – while Intoxicated

• Felon in Possession of ammunition

• Dangerous Weapon possession – metallic knuckles

• Assault with a dangerous weapon (Felonious Assault)

• Felony Firearm

• Habitual offender – Third Offense notice

Blevins is being held at the Mackinac County Jail on a Bond that was set in the amount of $500,000.00

On June 3 at about 6:30 p.m. Mackinac County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a residence to investigate a report of a felon in possession of a gun with children at the residence. Two deputies arrived at that residence, and when they approached the residence a man appeared with a long gun and leveled it at the deputies.

One of the deputies fired his duty weapon, striking the suspect in the hand. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Search warrants were obtained for the residence and items.

Michigan State Police Crime Lab and detectives were requested to investigate the incident.

Deputies involved were on administrative leave while the final elements of the investigation were completed. Deputies were expected to return to full duty by Thursday, June 7.

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