My question involves criminal law for the state of: Michigan
This is the statement I gave the night of our incident. I only gave this because the police told me it would be better for my husband for me to explain the situation fully. They told me I could bail him out the next day and when I went to the Jail they said there was a no contact order and he couldn't come to the house and I couldn't bail him out. I am devastated. What do I do? He will be staying in a mission across from the jail until i can get this sorted out.
I write this statement with a very heavy heart. I absolutely did not want to have to bring law enforcement into this situation. Earlier in the day I noticed my husband had been drinking. He has had a long struggle with alcoholism. I confronted him in the late afternoon and he agreed to stop. He came in and took a nap. He later became very upset when I let him know I had spoken with his grandmother and wanted him to take a break for a while and visit his family out of state. He took out some suitcases and was going to pack when he said he wanted me to go and get him some beer. I told him I would rather he spend the evening with the family now that he had sobered up and he insisted upon my getting him some beer. I told him I loved him and our son too much to do that to him. I told him it would only be bad for the family. He calmed down but stayed insistent. He then got very angry when I wouldn't give him a credit card and I think he tried to get my attention and lightly slapped my face. I think that shocked us both because he has never hurt me in anyway. He then stepped outside a little stunned and he got very angry. He demanded more beer and I said no shaking my head. He then threw something at the house breaking the house lamp and pulled out the mailbox. I was worried that he might break a window so I called the police. He then picked up a hunting bow, I believe to use as intimidation for me to do what he wanted. I know he never intended to hurt me or anyone else.
I have no marks or injury. I do not want him to get in any trouble. I want him to get help. I would have tried to handle this myself but I have a little boy in the house who loves his daddy so much that I didn't want him exposed to this in any way. All I can say is that I am very sad about the way this played out. He is a good man with a big problem and I only want to see him get his life together. He has been unemployed for a couple of months and that has weighed very heavy on him. Please take mercy on him and realize that he is loved very much by a large family full of support.