Man charged with attacks, home invasion

MANISTIQUE — A Manistique man was charged with crimes related to a violent home invasion in the city Tuesday, according to Manistique Public Safety Director Kenneth Golat.

Officers responded to a reported home invasion and assault on a Manistique resident at 11 a.m. that day on the 600 block of Manistique Avenue. Their investigation at the scene led the officers to determine that a Manistique man was also a victim of the attack. Officers located the man at his home on Garden Avenue, several blocks away. Officers found he had serious injuries and he was transported by ambulance to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique for treatment.

Further investigation connected Manistique resident Jordan Thomas Ramey, 19, to the home invasion and assaults. After he was located by police, Ramey was taken into custody and lodged in the Schoolcraft County Jail Tuesday evening.

The investigation was reviewed by Schoolcraft County Prosecutor Tim Noble, who issued formal charges against Ramey. Charges include one count of first-degree home invasion (a 20-year felony with a maximum fine of $5,000) and two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation (each a 10-year felony with a maximum fine of $5,000). Ramey also received a second offense notice.

Ramey was arraigned in 93rd District Court Wednesday and was formally charged. District Court Judge Mark Luoma set Ramey’s bond at $50,000 cash or surety, and Ramey’s preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 30 at 2:30 p.m.