McCarthy sentenced to one year in jail


Staff Writer

CRYSTAL FALLS – An Iron River man who injured himself while breaking into a building, then injured a Michigan State Police trooper while fleeing the scene, has been sentenced in Iron County Trial Court.

Brian Robert McCarthy, 28, has been ordered to serve one year in jail with credit for 157 days already served.

After his release from jail, he will enter the court’s Swift and Sure program, which is similar to drug court, and serve two years of probation.

McCarthy was sentenced on one felony count of resisting and obstructing as a habitual offender-third.

The charge stems from an Aug. 23 incident in Iron River.

Officials from the Iron Mountain post of the Michigan State Police said that Trooper Doug Weesner responded to a report of a suspicious situation on Genesee Street.

Upon arrival at the scene, he discovered that a large front window on the Krist Oil Security Office had been broken.

Weesner located a trail of blood leading away from the scene and tracked the suspect, identified as McCarthy, to a residence located a few blocks away.

When McCarthy saw Weesner, he fled the area on foot.

Weesner fell and sustained injuries during the pursuit. He was eventually able to catch and apprehend McCarthy.

Both Weesner and McCarthy were treated at Northstar Health System and released. Weesner sustained injuries in the fall, while McCarthy sustained injuries from breaking the window.

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