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Deputy facing domestic violence charges
OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – An Ottawa County deputy is facing a domestic violence charge.
The Michigan State Police conducted the investigation against Michael VanderLaan, who is a patrol deputy. VanderLaan was suspended during the investigation, but has now been assigned to administrative duties.
According to a statement from the Michigan State Police released on Wednesday, investigators said there was a verbal altercation between VanderLaan and his wife which turned physical.
His wife reportedly sustained some minor injuries, including bruising.
Investigators say that VanderLaan faces a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. He was arraigned last month.
The sheriff says that VanderLaan has been with the force for 10 years.