Construction site assault case in court

FORD RIVER TOWNSHIP — A 17-year-old dry-waller charged with seriously assaulting a mason worker at a home construction site in Ford River Township was recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court.

Jacob Nathanial Anderson Jr., 17, of 1420 1st Ave. S., lower apt., Escanaba, allegedly intentionally struck a 38-year-old male with a metal pole while the man was working at a construction site on I Road on Nov. 3, according to the Delta County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim — who did not know what happened — suffered a fractured jaw and was transported by Rampart Emergency Medical Services to OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital emergency room in Escanaba then transferred to U.P. Health System in Marquette, according to the sheriff’s incident report.

Anderson was arrested and lodged in jail and charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony.

A $2,000 bond (10 percent of a $20,000 bond) was paid on Anderson’s behalf. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim. He was ordered to have no assaultive or abusive behavior.

Anderson was also court-ordered to not have alcohol, illegal drugs, or firearms and ordered to not enter bars. He must submit to drug testing and be in his residence from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

According to court records, Anderson’s bond was revoked by a third party last week. He was returned to jail. A date will be set in circuit court where he may make a plea or schedule a trial.