After just over one day of trial in the 33rd Circuit Court, Kyle James Aldrich, 27, of East Jordan, was convicted of four counts of resisting and obstructing police officers, disturbing the peace and possessing an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
The jury deliberated for approximately a half hour before rendering its verdict this morning.
The incident occurred on May 29, 2016 in the E-Z Mart parking lot in Boyne Falls. Michigan State Police troopers testified that Aldrich interfered with two investigations and also resisted arrest. The incident was also captured on videotape which was shown to the jury.
Aldrich was previously convicted of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance and therefore, will be sentenced as a third offender. This enhancement raises the maximum penalty for the resisting and obstructing charges, the most serious charges, to four years in prison.
Judge Roy C. Hayes III will sentence Aldrich on Dec. 2, 2016. He remains free on bond pending sentencing.
Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mark Muniak prosecuted the case for the State of Michigan.
“I want to thank the jury for their attention and their verdict in the case,” Muniak said. “Interfering with police officers is a very serious matter and the jury helped ensure that the defendant was held accountable for his actions.”