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Woman Will Face Charges After Allegedly Assaulting Husband At Northern Michigan Wedding

CEDAR, Mich. (WWJ) — A Howell woman is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of domestic assault after she allegedly beat up her husband at a wedding over the weekend in Leelanau County.

Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich says police had contact with the suspect before and said she’s actually very nice — when she’s not drinking.

“Maybe they’re arguing over money or something with the kids or something in [the] household, domestically related,” Borkovich said about the rise in such cases. “Usually it’s over finances. When those things happen — you add alcohol or drugs and it becomes more violent.”

Borkovich said police were called out to the reception at a home in Cedar, Michigan — northwest of Traverse City — on Saturday, where the woman was striking the man.

“It is sad, and a lot of times people are stuck on the idea that men are always assaulting women and that’s not true at all,” Borkovich said. “We find that a lot of women — at least in this area — assault men. Sometimes the men don’t report it because they appear to be afraid to do that, be laughed at by their buddies — ‘you’re letting your wife or girlfriend beat you.'”

Borkovich says up to 50 percent of domestic violence cases he now sees involve women assaulting men. The 41-year-old woman could get jail time if found guilty.


One Comment

  1. Jo Ellen says:

    The sad part is that the 50% is just breaking even point. This does not include all of the verbal and mental abuse men face

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