Lakeview couple arrested after refusing arrest; man assaulted neighbor


Authorities from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a domestic dispute at 12039 Holly Drive, Holiday Shores, Sunday night around 8:30.

Dispatch informed that a male and female were arguing and the male had been struck and was bleeding from the mouth. While authorities were in route, the male left the residence and assaulted a neighbor. Both parties were intoxicated.

Upon arrival, a male said that his neighbors, Michael Cole, 50, and Kerri Emrick, 46, had been fighting. Cole walked onto his property and shoved him into his trailer. The male stated that this is an ongoing issue with them, and he’s tired of it.

Deputies attempted to make contact with Cole and Emrick, but no one came to the door.

Another neighbor (to the couple) said that she had spoken with Cole earlier. She stated that he was bleeding and he told her that Emrick had struck him.

At around 10:00, deputies were dispatched back to the couple’s residence as they both were at their house.

Emrick came to the door and immediately demanded to know why the authorities were there. She said that they were fine and that Cole was sleeping. As Emrick attempted to shut the door, she put her hand in the deputy’s face. She was placed under arrest, resisted, and was taken to the ground.

Cole came out of the bedroom and demanded to know why Emrick was under arrest. When told to stay back, he used curse words to the deputies, clenched his fists, and took a fighting posture. He continued his menacing stance, and deputies told him to back off for the second time or he would be tased. He continued ignoring directions and was eventually tased. Cole was placed under arrest.

Assistance was called to the scene. Cole refused to stand up and had to be dragged from the hallway. He then calmed down and deputies got him on his feet. Cole became apologetic. When being walked to the patrol car, he began yelling at the neighbor he had previously assaulted.

Cole was transported to the Logan County Jail.

Emrick was also transported to the Logan County Jail by another deputy.

Cole was charged with assault, menacing, and resisting arrest.

Emrick was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.