Grand Rapids man convicted of attack on conservation officer

BALDWIN, Mich. – A Grand Rapids man was convicted of kicking a state conservation officer during an escape attempt after the officer arrested him following a car crash in northern Michigan.

A Lake County jury convicted Devinci Osiris Dumas, 21, on Friday of assault in the March attack, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said in a statement.

MNR officials said conservation officer Josiah Killingbeck was attacked after responding on March 20 to a report of a vehicle entering a swamp near the village of Luther in Lake County.

Killingbeck arrived to find Dumas and a woman at the scene and a vehicle about 150 feet from the roadway. The officer allegedly found uncovered intoxicants in this vehicle and placed Dumas under arrest for the uncovered intoxicants but also for allegedly giving false information to a peace officer.

He placed a handcuffed Dumas in the front passenger seat of his passenger truck and put the seat belt around him, but while Killingbeck was driving Dumas managed to remove the seat belt, turned to the side. and started kicking Killingbeck.

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Two passers-by came to the officer’s aid and helped to restrain Dumas. Killingbeck was taken to hospital for assessment and released.

Read more: Michigan News

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