Man arrested for firing gun, hitting Enbridge boat on Kalamazoo River

Posted at 9:38 AM, Jun 13, 2017

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Battle Creek man has been arrested for allegedly shooting at two Enbridge Energy employees working on the Kalamazoo River.

The Calhoun County Sheriff says the incident happened Monday afternoon at about 5:00pm on the Kalamazoo River near the 8000 block of G Drive North. The employees told deputies that their boat had been hit twice by gunshots. The men were not hurt.

Deputies found the 41-year-old man nearby. He was found to be intoxicated, according to deputies and had been allegedly firing a gun along the riverbank without a proper backstop.  He was also in violation of a personal protection order which did not allow him to possess a firearm.

The man was arrested for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm and Possessing a Firearm in Violation of a Personal Protection Order.  His name has not yet been released.