UPDATE: The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office reports that Nathaniel Brooks, 17, and Michael Dulyea, 23, of Saranac, have been arrested and charged with multiple destruction of property-$200 to $1000. Brooks is being held on $5,000 bond and Dulyea on a $20,000 bond.
The third person involved in the incident is not being named because he was 14 at the time of the incident; charges are being sought on him through the juvenile courts.The investigation is ongoing.
The sheriff’s office thanked everyone who called with information regarding the case.
Michigan State Police troopers from the Barry County Post and Ionia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to multiple malicious destruction of property complaints in northern Barry and southern Ionia counties on April 11 and 12. The suspects were using a slingshot to launch marbles into victim’s windows.
The multi-agency investigation identified one of the suspects from video footage as a Saranac resident. A vehicle matching the description from the video was located at the suspect’s residence in Saranac and a search warrant was served at the residence as he, and two other suspects, were in the vehicle trying to leave.
Two of the suspects were arrested for the malicious destruction incidents and the third, a juvenile, was released to their parents. Charges are being sought on the juvenile. The suspects were not identified by authorities.