Last year was full of news, from crimes to changes in business ownership. Over the next two days, The Morning Post will look at the top 10, starting with stories 10-6.
10. St.Lewis man flees accident, leaves injured child behind
Police and a tracking dog found a St. John’s Church. The St. Louis man hid in a hunting curtain about three miles from the scene of the accident after leaving behind three injured children in Glaciotte County on March 20.
The driver of the vehicle, Steven McLean Pullman, 37, was indicted last month on four felony counts — two counts of failing to stop at the scene of a serious bodily injury accident and two counts of using a Driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license with serious consequences. Injuried.
Gratiot County Sheriff Mike Morris said the late afternoon crash at the corner of Jackson and State roads in Bethany Township happened after the man ran across a stop sign and leaned into another vehicle. Pullman was treated at a hospital in Alma before being transferred to Michigan Medical Center in Midland, Morris said.
When police and paramedics arrived at the scene, they found injured children in the car, but the driver had fled.
All three children were taken to MyMichigan Medical Center Gratiot and then transferred to Covenant Hospital in Saginaw, where they were listed in severe to critical condition.
The man was treated at the hospital in Alma before being transferred to My Michigan Medical Center in Midland, Morris said.
The children have recovered.
9. Shepherd couple take over Riverdale Tavern
Kassandra Renneberg has taken over the Riverdale Tavern, which was founded in 1917 by her grandfather, for over 40 years.
Kyle and Heather Kyser of Shepherd have been patrons of the historic tavern in the town of Seville, Graciete County, since childhood.
They acquired the business from Renneberg in September, and plan to make no changes to the bar to preserve the legacy that Renneberg and her grandfather, Charles Green, have continued for more than 100 years.
Neither Kyle nor Heather owned a bar prior to their purchase, but Heather got her start bartending at Shepherd Bar and Judge’s Bench in Winn.
8. The shepherd accidentally died after hitting a deer
A shepherd was killed on US 127 southeast of the mountain. Pleasant in October is remembered as a family-focused dad who prided himself on being witty and eccentric.
Joshua Andrew Scott Davis, 33, died in October. At 17, he was hit by another car after leaving his Ford Focus following a collision with a deer.
A 77-year-old woman who was following him saw his car at the last moment and swerved. Her car hit Davis, then his.
Police believe the collision with the deer caused the vehicle’s lights to go out.
While traffic was being rerouted, two other collisions occurred.
In one case, the sheriff’s car was hit while the sheriff was directing traffic; the other involving three vehicles, south of the detour, was caused by a driver who did not slow down.
Conditions on the day of the crash were described as hazy and dark.
7. Man arrested after police search for parents of injured children
After Nov. 11, a 37-year-old Saginaw man was charged with second-degree murder in federal court in Bay City. Rosanna Marie Romero Keschik was shot dead in her home on May 5 after police identified her as the mother of two children who were taken to a local emergency room.
Johnathan Ashford told police he shot the 33-year-old with a 9mm pistol because he thought she was cheating on him.
He also told police that he accidentally shot her child while he was in the room with her when he fired multiple times.
Ashford was charged in November in U.S. District Court in Bay City with second-degree murder, felony possession of a firearm and failure to maintain a proper registration as a sex offender.
Romero Keschik, a mother of four, is remembered as loving and compassionate, with a warrior’s heart.
Ashford’s trial is scheduled to begin on July 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the Bay City courtroom of U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington.
The case is pending in federal court because the victim is Native American and the alleged murder occurred on the Isabella Indian Reservation.
6. Gratiot woman, three others die in murder-suicide
a st. The St. Louis woman and three of her relatives died on July 10 in Houghton Lake in what police described as a murder-suicide.
Kim Ebright, 58; her daughter Tyrany Savage, 35, of Houghton Lake; Tirany’s 13-year-old son Dayton Cowdrey was found dead at home after The two called police to report that there were four bodies inside the house.
Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies located the three victims and Bosavage, 35, Tillaney’s estranged husband, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Professional wrestling enthusiast Ebright, her daughter and grandson were honored at a November fundraiser held by Imperial Wrestling Entertainment in Houghton Lake, which donated proceeds to a women’s shelter in Roscommon County.
Friends, relatives and loved ones have paid tribute to the three murder victims at a memorial service at St John’s Church. Louis VFW Hall July 16th.