OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - An employee of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department is facing misdemeanor domestic violence charges.
Michael VanderLaan was arraigned Wednesday in 58th District Court in Hudsonville,.
Michigan State Police started investigating VanderLaan at the request of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department on January 11. Investigators say a verbal altercation between VanderLaan and his wife became physical resulting in minor injuries, including bruising to his wife.
According to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office website, Deputy VanderLaan serves as a paramedic in Georgetown Township.