WHITTEMORE – Ronald Edward Gaddy, 34, Whittemore, faces one count of aggravated domestic violence which, under the second offense notice, could result in a felony charge.
If convicted, he may be sentenced to five years in prison and/or be required to pay $5,000.
According to court records, Gaddy was previously convicted of assault in September 2015.
He also faces one misdemeanor count of domestic violence which, under the habitual offender-third offense notice, could result in an enhanced penalty.
Court documents show that Gaddy was previously convicted in West Branch of felony 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct in 2007, and was also convicted in Roscommon that same year for 1st degree attempt-felony criminal sexual conduct.
Most recently, Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers were dispatched on Nov. 25 to a residence on Wilson Creek Road in Whittemore, where both a male and a female claim to have been assaulted by Gaddy.
According to the MSP, the male alleges that he was in the bathroom when he heard Gaddy and the woman arguing.
The male said he witnessed Gaddy pinning the woman against the wall, after which he pushed Gaddy and attempted to defend the female.
The alleged male victim claims that Gaddy continued to attack him until he stopped trying to restrain Gaddy.
The MSP reports that the male sustained several injuries during the incident, including a bruised and bleeding eye, a bite mark from Gaddy and several scratch marks on his neck and chest. The male was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The alleged female victim told police that she and Gaddy got into an argument in the residence, and she relayed the same information provided by the male.
She added that when the two men stopped fighting, Gaddy allegedly left the residence after telling her, “You’ll be sorry if you get the cops involved.”
According to the MSP, the woman did not have any visible injuries, nor did she complain of any pain.
The responding trooper requested an arrest warrant for two counts of domestic violence be issued for Gaddy, which was authorized by James Bacarella on Nov. 28.
Gaddy was ultimately lodged in the Iosco County jail, and is set for a probable cause conference in 81st District Court on Tuesday, Dec. 18.