Man lodged for assault

Michael C. Spencer, 47, of Ida, Mich., was charged with assault following an incident Sunday at 9717 Lake Breeze Drive, O’Connor’s Point, Belle Center.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the address about 12:35 p.m. in reference to a male subject bleeding after an assault. Washington Township Police officers also responded to the scene.

They spoke with Mr. Spencer, who had several small cuts on his elbow and blood on his forehead after a confrontation with his niece’s husband, Nicholas S. Russell, 28, of Temperance, Mich. Mr. Spencer reported that he became angry when Mr. Russell “smiled” at his wife.

Mr. Russell said the defendant had attacked him and threw several punches at him. He was treated at the scene by BMRT squad personnel.

Mr. Spencer was transported to Mary Rutan Hospital, and then was lodged in the Logan County Jail.