Person of interest in tribal land shooting found in meth home, police say

Kenneth Maddux

A person of interest in last week's shooting in a residential area on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation has been found following a tip sent to the Sheriff's Office that he was hiding out in a mobile home.

Kenneth Maddux was taken into custody Sunday, Oct. 1, said Isabella County Sheriff Michael Main.

Maddux was arraigned Monday in Isabella County Court. He has been charged with assault with intent to murder, armed robbery, home invasion-first degree, weapons-firearms-possession by felon, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and weapons-felony firearm. 

Maddux was found around 7:50 p.m. Sunday at 1900 S. Chippewa Road in Chippewa Township. A meth lab was also discovered at the location. 

Law enforcement created a perimeter around the location, Main said. Marked patrol units and emergency service members approached the mobile home and were able to call out to its occupants.

A man confirmed to authorities that Maddux was in the residence, Main said. Tactical team members entered the residence and took Maddux into custody, with no further issues.

The man who owned/rented the trailer was taken into custody for maintaining a drug house, following discovery of the meth lab. The homeowner's name has not been released by police.

Detectives are speaking with Maddux about the home invasion and shooting, Main said. The incident is still under investigation.

Maddux was listed as a person of interest in a Sept. 27 shooting in a residence on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation. It took place at a home near Loomis and Baseline roads in Isabella County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A woman, who was the victim in the shooting, said she could recognize two voices in the shooting. She identified one as Maddux. Investigators are working to see if there are two suspects involved.

Another person who was in the house said he awakened and found a man in the home, according to the Sheriff’s Office. A fight took place and a gunshot went off. 

Police searched for Maddux near the Midland and Isabella county lines south of M-20. Buildings on the reservation were on lockdown until 11 a.m. Sept. 27, according to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s Facebook page.

The woman was airlifted to Midland and was in fair condition as of Sept. 28, Main said.

Isabella County Central Dispatch, Isabella County Emergency Services Team, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police, the Mount Pleasant Police Department and Michigan State Police assisted the Isabella County Sheriff’s Office in locating Maddux.

Staff Reporter Greg Horner contributed to this report.


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