Man accused of slitting another man’s throat held on $1 million bond

July 2, 2024


By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor

HART — A 24-year-old Shelby man who was involved in an hours long standoffwith police after allegedly slitting another man’s throat is being held in the Oceana County Jail on a $1 million cash bond, according to court records.

Logan Nathaniel Duvall was arraigned in Oceana County’s 79th District Court Tuesday morning, July 2, following the standoff on Fourth Street in Shelby early Monday morning.

Duvall is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Duvall slit a 26-year-old Hart man’s throat with an “edged weapon,” said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. The man has since been released from the hospital, said Mast. “The victim was in our office today and appeared to be doing well.”

Duvall and his brother, 40-year-old Shane Mitchell Pollard, were arrested shortly before 8 a.m. Monday, July 1. Pollard is charged with assaulting/resisting/obstructing police for his role in the police standoff. Pollard’s bail was set at $1,000/personal recognizance, which has been posted,


according to court records.

Mast said Duvall and Powell were in the home for about three hours until finally surrendering to police who used tear gas to get them out.

A local resident who contacted OCP said people who live in the area were evacuated from their homes.

Duvall has a lengthy criminal record. He was sentenced to 13 months to 10 years in prison, April 6, 2020, in Oceana County’s 27th (now 51st) Circuit Court for a conviction of breaking and entering with intent. He testified that he stole a quad from a barn in Leavitt Township and then returned to the crime scene to steal gas. He was wanted by police for car theft while on the run from law enforcement in December of 2019, but later captured. He was sentenced Dec. 3, 2018 to 18 months to 10 years in prison for a conviction of probation violation. 

When he was 18 years old, Duvall was on probation for a conviction of receiving and concealing firearms and was convicted of tampering with an electronic monitoring device, July 31, 2017, for cutting off his tether with scissors.

Duvall has pending charges of car theft and assaulting/resisting/obstructing police in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court stemming from a May 18, 2024 offense.

Duvall is scheduled to appear in Oceana County’s 79th District Court for his most recent charges July 16 at 1 p.m. for a preliminary exam.

UPDATE: Duvall’s preliminary exam has been rescheduled to Aug. 13 at 1 p.m.


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