NATIONAL CITY – Cheryl Ann Nowacki, 60, National City, is being charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors, stemming from alleged events which occurred on Sept. 26-27.
The Iosco County 81st District Court has set her pretrial conference and preliminary exam for Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Nowacki is facing two felony counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer – each punishable by up to two years of incarceration and/or fines of $2,000 – as well as one felony count of malicious destruction of police property, which carries a penalty of four years and/or costs of $5,000.
Under the habitual offender-third offense notice, Nowacki could be met with greater penalties. According to court records, it was in October 2019 when she was convicted in Iosco County’s 23rd Circuit Court, on the felony offenses of assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property.
Currently, Nowacki is also being charged with two separate stalking misdemeanors, each punishable by one year of jail time and/or fines of $1,000, as well as up to five years probation.
The Michigan State Police (MSP) advise in court documents that two troopers were dispatched on Sept. 27 to an address on Camino Road in National City, for a harassment/stalking complaint.
A woman told police that on the afternoon of Sept. 26, she called 9-1-1 to report that Nowacki had passed by her family’s residence in a maroon Blazer, screaming at the woman and her family.
The next day, shortly after 6 p.m., the woman again contacted 9-1-1 to report that Nowacki arrived at the same residence, in a white pickup truck being operated by a male driver.
The woman claims that Nowacki was harassing her, and continuously asked to speak with her husband. The victim told Nowacki several times that she and her husband were dealing with a family matter, and to leave her alone.
Nowacki was allegedly being belligerent towards the woman and, when she contacted 9-1-1, the woman says Nowacki left the area.
According to police, the alleged victim reported that she was repeatedly being harassed and that this caused her emotional distress. Further, she felt threatened by Nowacki and feared for her safety.
Later that same evening, an MSP sergeant who was near the venue at about 8 p.m., was flagged down by the woman. She said that Nowacki passed by the residence once again in the white pickup, while screaming out of the window harassing her.
Authorities state that Iosco County Central Dispatch received multiple 9-1-1 calls that day regarding the suspect.
Police also responded to a residence on Boston Avenue in Grant Township, on two different occasions on Sept. 27, for Nowacki allegedly stalking a male victim and trespassing on his property.
The complainant reported that Nowacki entered his property multiple times, after several requests for her to leave. The man alleges that Nowacki harassed him by threatening him, causing distress.
Nowacki was contacted by an MSP trooper, who states that while on scene, she continued calling the victim names and making statements about him.
The second time the trooper went to this location, he says Nowacki was located 30 yards down the road, and stated that she had “returned to say good-bye before moving.”
The alleged male victim claims that Nowacki entered the property, started harassing him again and using vulgar language.
Troopers were also dispatched to a residence on Iroquois Trail in National City, in reference to another alleged harassment/stalking complaint made by a different woman against Nowacki.
While en route, troopers observed a white truck parked on Iroquois Trail, fitting the description they were provided earlier. When speaking with the male driver, they say he informed them that he gave Nowacki a ride to that area because she was interested in purchasing a house that was for sale. He also told police that he had been driving Nowacki around to different locations, per her request, throughout the day.
Authorities note that, at this time, Nowacki was observed walking towards the troopers. While making contact with her, the male driver left the area.
Troopers claim that when they attempted to interview Nowacki, she became belligerent and would not answer any further questions.
They allege that when she was placed in the patrol car, she started kicking the front passenger side windshield, causing it to shatter.
Nowacki then began to complain of chest pain and was treated and transported by Iosco County EMS, to Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City. She allegedly refused medical assistance while there.
When troopers told Nowacki to turn around because she was going to jail, they claim that she immediately refused, laid on the hospital bed, resisted arrest and avoided being handcuffed.
She was eventually lodged in the Iosco County jail. Staff have since advised that she was bonded out at a locked down, secure treatment facility, and will be returned to jail upon completion.