Man dies following fight at party.

July 29, 2019

Man dies following fight at party.


FERRY TOWNSHIP – A 37-year-old Nashville, Michigan man who was in intensive care with a critical head injury following an assault during an after-hours wedding party Sunday, July 28, has died, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

The victim has been identified as Robert Brown.

A 34-year-old Hart man has been identified as a suspect, said Sheriff Mast.

He was arrested Sunday morning, July 28, for operating while intoxicated. “He has not been charged as of yet in this incident causing death because of how fragile the victim’s status was,” Mast said.

The assault occurred shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Elm Street.

Sheriff’s deputies and Life EMS paramedics were dispatched to the residence to investigate a complaint of a man who was down after an altercation between party goers. There had been a wedding reception in Shelby Saturday evening. After the reception, some guests and the wedding party went to the home for “after-party festivities,” said Mast.

“Sources say that throughout the evening, there had been an ongoing disagreement between two gentlemen at the party,” he said. “At approximately 4:33 a.m., this disagreement turned physical between the two, and the victim fell to the ground. In doing so, he sustained extremely critical injuries to his head. Party goers called 911 for assistance after almost an hour had passed.”

The victim was immediately transported to Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus in Shelby and then transferred to MHP Hackley Campus in Muskegon and later died.

The case remains under investigation.

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