John Joseph Kimball

John Joseph Kimball

EAST TAWAS – If convicted as charged, John Joseph Kimball, 30, Tawas City, could face two years in prison and/or fines of $2,000 for crimes he allegedly committed in East Tawas on Aug. 8.

He faces one felony count of assault/resisting/obstructing a police officer, one misdemeanor count of breaking-and-entering/illegal entry and another misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct by being intoxicated in a public place.

Court records show that, at 6 a.m. on the date in question, two Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers were dispatched to a disorderly subject in the 100 block of Wilkinson Street.

Authorities allege that Kimball entered a man’s residence without authorization. Both the homeowner and his granddaughter advised that they do not know Kimball and have never seen him.

Kimball allegedly told the MSP that he went into the residence to find his phone, and because he wanted to sleep.

Police claim that Kimball had been wandering around the city of East Tawas, looking for parties since the bar closed at 2 a.m.

They further allege that, after Kimball was kicked out of the Wilkinson Street home, he was found hiding beside the garage.

According to the MSP, Kimball was handcuffed and escorted to one of the trooper’s vehicles, at which point Kimball allegedly hit his head up against the patrol car.

Court documents read that Kimball then fell down onto his knees, put his head against the ground and was asked multiple times by both troopers to get up. Kimball allegedly told police he was not going to get up and that they were going to have to “beat him.”

The troopers state that they picked Kimball up off the ground and placed him into the patrol car, during which he allegedly kept kicking his legs out of the vehicle while police attempted to put on his seat belt.

One of the troopers reports that he had to push Kimball’s legs back into the patrol car multiple times.

He was given a preliminary breath test on scene, which allegedly showed him to be intoxicated.

Kimball was lodged in the Iosco County jail and released later that day on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.