Suspect held in shooting

MENOMINEE – A 55-year-old Menominee Township man faces charges related to intoxicated use of a firearm after allegedly firing at Menominee County sheriff’s deputies Saturday night.

Dave Patrick Thompson was arraigned Monday in 95A District Court for intoxicated use of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, and domestic violence, said Sheriff Kenny Marx.

Deputies responded at 8:50 p.m. Saturday to a residence in Menominee Township to a report of an intoxicated man firing a gun. Upon arrival, officers reported being fired at, Marx said.

Authorities set up a perimeter and a sheriff’s department investigator established phone contact with the suspect. The investigator successfully negotiated Thompson’s surrender.

Following the arrest, deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence. While executing that warrant deputies seized numerous firearms and a large amount of ammunition. Agencies assisting the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department were the Menominee City Police Department and the Michigan State Police.