Mount Pleasant man issued 11-count warrant for car accident
The 23-year-old man involved in Wednesday’s car accident near Broadway and Adams streets was issued an 11-count warrant Thursday relating to the incident, including assault with intent to murder.
Casey Amos Floyd, a Mount Pleasant resident and Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe member, was released from Central Michigan Community Hospital and lodged in the Isabella County Jail after police determined he intentionally rear-ended a car, said Dave Sabuda, Mount Pleasant Police Department public information officer.
Floyd is being held on $1 million bond.
Four women also were transported to CMCH as a result of the accident on Mount Pleasant’s west side.
Police officials were told by CMCH three of the victims have been released and one remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, but will require surgery.
The accident was the result of a previous argument between Floyd and one of the passengers, with whom he had a prior dating relationship with, police said.
‘High rate of speed’
Sabuda said Floyd was under the influence of alcohol at the time and also is being charged with four counts of malicious destruction, assault with a dangerous weapon, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, two Operating While Intoxicated counts, resisting and obstructing a police officer and felonious driving.
Officers from the MPPD and the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department were called to investigate the accident. MPPD Officer Don Sytsema was present and said it appeared a black Ford was rear-ended by a speeding SUV.
“The vehicle was stopped at a stop sign, and a car came up behind it and hit it,” he said.
A large number of local residents watched outside of the taped area for much of the evening as officers investigated the scene, which stretched several blocks north and south on Adams Street to Lyons Street.
Several people in the area were questioned by police.
“Witnesses had him traveling and accelerating at a high rate of speed,” Sabuda said.
The Ford was rear-ended and launched forward to the grass in front of a house. Floyd’s SUV continued farther down the street and eventually struck a parked vehicle and a house after he initially attempted to flee the scene of the accident, police said.
Floyd was later detained by police.
Employees from Consumers Energy and Charter Communications also arrived to repair the damaged utility pole struck by the victim’s vehicle, which caused a temporary neighborhood blackout.
Floyd was arraigned at Isabella County Trial Court but, because he is a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the case could be transferred to the Tribal Court system. That matter will be discussed between judges and prosecutors, Sabuda said.
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