Warrant issued for defendant who skips court hearing in police assault case.

February 1, 2016


By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — The 24-year-old Shelby man accused of assaulting a Shelby police officer last October failed to appear for a final status conference in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 1, and Judge Anthony A. Monton ordered that a bench warrant be issued for his arrest.

Monton revoked the bond of Brett Anthony Peoples, of 109 Pine St., and set a new bond amount of $250,000/cash/surety.
Peoples’ case is set for trial next month.

Peoples was arrested Oct. 29 by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) for felonies of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer causing injury; assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer (two counts); and fourth-offense habitual offender.

A Shelby police officer was knocked unconscious in the early morning hours outside of the Mercy Health Shelby hospital, according to Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Craig Mast.

The incident reportedly began at People’s home, where police were dispatched to a domestic assault. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for allegedly ingesting a large amount of prescription medication. As he was being escorted out of the patrol car, the handcuffed Peoples allegedly lunged at the Shelby officer and knocked him to the ground, Mast said.

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