Hesperia man arrested in connection to hammer attack

June 23, 2015


HESPERIA — The 32-year-old Hesperia man who was wanted by police in connection to an alleged attack of his ex-wife and her boyfriend with a hammer, June 12, in the 100 block of Elm Street surrendered to authorities Monday, June 22.

Clinton Ebenstein turned himself in to authorities at approximately 10:15 a.m. on a three-count felony warrant issued in connection to the attack, according Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.
The boyfriend was struck in the head with the hammer, and the ex-wife was hit in the arm, Mast said. Ebenstein is lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $50,000 cash/surety bond on felony charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder; first-degree home invasion; and felonious assault.
Sheriff’s deputies and a Michigan State Police trooper were dispatched to the scene in the Village of Hesperia at approximately 2:30 a.m., June 12, according the sheriff’s office. “A victim told deputies that her ex-husband had just broken into her home through a window armed with a hammer,” a press release stated. “The victim says she warned her boyfriend to run, and she was struck by the hammer in the arm; the suspect then struggled with the gentleman in the home; and struck him in the head with the hammer. The struggle continued on for several moments until the suspect then smashed a hole in the victim’s dresser with the hammer and left through the same window he’d entered from. Deputies and the trooper searched the area during the time of this investigation,” the press release states. “During this search, a different man was arrested on an outstanding warrant, although the suspect was not yet located.”


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