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Norton Shores barricaded suspect charged on two counts

Pedro Estrada barricaded himself inside a home with a weapon following a domestic assault on Saturday.

NORTON SHORES, Mich. — UPDATE 4:14 p.m. 1/24/22: 

Pedro Estrada was arraigned at the Muskegon County District Court on two felony charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Unlawful Imprisonment Monday afternoon.

Kathryn Norton appeared on behalf of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for the arraignment and voiced serious concerns for the public's safety if Estrada was released on bond. Norton asked the judge to set a high bond amount based on the facts and circumstances in the case.

Estrada had allegedly gotten into an argument with his girlfriend inside a home at the Pontaluna Shores Mobile Home Park that eventually escalated.

“What they discovered through their investigation is that Mr. Estrada had been in an argument with his girlfriend, is listed on the complaint, that the fighting escalated, I believe drinking was involved with him,” said Norton. “And he grabbed a sawed-off shotgun and at some point he had pointed it at her face, put it right to her face and said he was going to kill her and her family. He's going to blow her brains out. He had even pumped the gun at that point.”

Norton also noted that the victim allegedly tried to escape the home several times, but Estrada would not let her leave.

"He had made comments that if the police came, he's going to kill the police. She was able to finally escape from the residence and run and get to safety and called police," Norton added.

During the arraignment, it was revealed that Estrada had two previous convictions for driving while intoxicated.

His bond has been set at $200,000.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A man has been charged with two felony counts following a standoff with Norton Shore Police officers on Saturday.

34-year-old Pedro Estrada allegedly assaulted a woman inside a home at the Pontaluna Shores Mobile Home Park early Saturday morning. Following the assault, the suspect allegedly threatened the woman with a long gun. The woman then escaped to a neighbor's home and the suspect remained in the home refusing to exit.

Police say the suspect threatened to shoot police officers and burn the house down. Muskegon County Emergency Response evacuated nearby homes during the incident.

RELATED: Norton Shores Police: Suspect in custody after criminal incident; shelter in place lifted

The incident began around 7 a.m. in the morning and around 11 a.m., the suspect exited the home and was taken into custody by police without incident. 

Estrada was charged with two counts by the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office on Monday morning. 

The first count, unlawful confinement, is a felony that can mean up to 15 years jail time and the second count, felonious assault, is a felony that can include up to an additional 4 years in jail.

Credit: Muskegon County Sheriff's Office
34-year-old Pedro Estrada was taken into custody on Jan. 22.

Estrada is set for arraignment at Muskegon County District Court sometime on Monday. His bail is set at $25,000.

RELATED: Police: Suspect barricaded himself inside Norton Shores home after domestic assault, now in custody

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