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Four facing charges of false imprisonment in Muskegon County

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Posted at 12:45 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 14:14:16-05

NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. — Four people are facing charges after prosecutors say they imprisoned a woman at a North Muskegon home.

Investigators say a female was tied to a chair, assaulted and not allowed to leave the Lyncott Street home on Jan. 7. Police were alerted to the situation after a man had fled the house and flagged down an officer.

Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Tim Maat said the man who found the police officer had injuries to his face. More information on the incident wasn’t available.

Each of the four people accused of assaulting the woman listed their address as the home it allegedly happened at.

So far, three people have been charged with false imprisonment in the incident: 41-year-old Julie Ackley, 56-year-old Brian Shirley and 54-year-old John Arrowood. A fourth suspect, a 32-year-old woman, has not been arrested yet.

The false imprisonment charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.