Man charged after 2 deputies hurt in struggle

Muskegon Co. deputies sustained broken leg, wounded shoulder

Bryan Mayette's mug shot from the Muskegon County Jail.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — The man involved in an altercation that left two Muskegon County sheriff’s deputies injured has been charged.

Brian Mayette was arraigned Tuesday on two counts of resisting and obstructing police.

Authorities were called to Mayette’s home in Sullivan Township, east of Muskegon, on Sunday morning after family members reported he was armed and threatening suicide. When deputies entered the house, according to the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office, Mayette exited the bedroom carrying a rifle. A struggle ensued, coming to an end when officers used a Taser on Mayette.

Two deputies were hurt in the scuffle, one of whom sustained a broken leg and the other an injury to his shoulder. Both are expected to be OK.

Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler said that as he drove Mayette to the hospital to be checked out, Mayette said he had wanted the officers to shoot him and also asked Roesler to kill him.

Roesler said his department would work with prosecutors, the court and the mental health system to get Mayette the help he needs.

Mayette is expected back in court for a probable cause hearing on March 31.

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