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Metamora man charged with attempting to grab Argentine Twp. Officer’s gun

Police say a Metamora man is facing a felony charge following a confrontation with an Argentine Township Police officer earlier this month.

28-year-old Mitchell John Reis is charged with attempting to disarm a police officer following his arrest on Sept. 18.

Argentine Township Police Chief Dan Allen told the Tri-County Times that an officer was called just before 10:30 p.m. to assist Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies who were searching for a vehicle involved with a nearby hit-and-run.

In that incident, a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, crashed into a tree in the 8200 block of Peninsular Drive. The Argentine Township officer reportedly spotted the truck and the two male occupants of the truck had fled on foot.

Reis, who sustained injuries to his face from the crash, was apprehended a short distance from the crash site, after being spotted lying down on a driveway. The other suspect escaped, although police believe they know who he is.

As the officer was attempting to handcuff Reis, he allegedly fought the officer and attempted to grab his gun. The officer said he was then forced to deploy his taser to help subdue Reis.  

Allen told the paper that two Good Samaritans who heard the crash and saw the suspects flee assisted the officer.

After being treated at the hospital for his injuries, Ries was then transported to the Genesee County Jail.

He has since posted his $10,000 bond and been released pending a probable cause conference in 67th District Court at 11 a.m. on Oct. 6.

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