SHELBY, UTICA, MACOMB: Deputy Assaulted, Four Arrested and Charged



RESISTING AND OBSTRUCTING CAUSING INJURY TO DEPUTY. On December 6 at approximately 7:40 p.m., a Macomb County Sheriff’s Deputy was investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area of North Walnut and Jones Street in the city of Mt. Clemens. The deputy witnessed an item being discarded from the 2007 Chevy black Cobalt and believed it may be narcotic related. A strong odor of marijuana came from the vehicle. Jonathan Hadley, (22) immediately exited and began walking away from the vehicle. The deputy ordered Hadley to stop several times and Hadley ignored his order. The deputy attempted to physically stop Hadley who began to run from the deputy towards a residence. The deputy was able to apprehend Hadley near the residence and was attempting to place him in handcuffs. Hadley was actively resisting the deputy. The driver of the vehicle, Yahaira Elisea-Moreno, (19), ran up to the pair and began attacking the deputy. The deputy was attempting to control both subjects and requested additional deputies. At this time, a third person, Jordan Herrod, (20) exited the home and began to run towards the deputy.

Herrod struck the deputy pushing him into some shrubbery. Herrod got on top of the deputy and struck him as he was in the shrubbery. A second deputy arrived and began to assist the first deputy with the three persons. Several more individuals exited the home and began yelling obscenities at the deputies. Herrod continued to actively resist the deputy by striking several more times. Herrod was placed into handcuffs by both deputies. Hadley reapproached deputies and attempted to strike them. The deputy deployed his taser on Hadley and eventually gained control of him placing him into handcuffs. Additional deputies arrived on scene to assist. Hadley, Elisea-Moreno, and Herrod were taken into custody and placed into patrol vehicles. A fourth individual, Diamond Smith, (22) attempted to remove items from the vehicle that had been stopped. She was ordered to place the item on the ground and step away from the vehicle; she refused. She was also taken into custody.

Multiple individuals from the residence and surrounding residences began approaching the scene yelling obscenities and threats towards law enforcement. All four individuals were transported to Macomb County Jail. Herrod and Elisea-Moreno are each charged with a 4 year felony of Police Officer – Assaulting/Resisting/ Obstructing Causing Injury. Hadley and Smith were each charged with a 2 year felony of Police Officer – Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing. All four individuals, who reside in Mt. Clemens, were arraigned in the 41-B District Court of Clinton Township. Herrod and Moreno both received $10,000.00 cash bonds. Hadley received a $5,000.00 cash bond and Smith received a $2,000.00 personal bond. All are due back in the 41-B District Court on December 20 at 8:30am for probable cause hearings. The Deputy was treated and has been released.

ACCOSTING FOR IMMORAL PURPOSES. On December 1, Macomb County Sheriff deputies took a solicitation of a minor report. A concerned mother reported that she believed a 30-year old male had contacted her 15- year old daughter online via social media and was attempting to have a sexual encounter with her. The information was taken and turned over to the MACE (Macomb Area Computer Enforcement) unit. On December 6, a meet was arranged between the 30- year old male and the 15-year old female. The male believed he was meeting with the 15-year old female to have sexual relations with her which he requested multiple times over the course of several days. The male was aware that the female was only 15 years of age. At the agreed upon date and time, the male arrived at the location where undercover MACE detectives were waiting. The male, identified as Nicholas Aubert, 30, out of Fraser, was taken into custody without incident. Aubert arrived alone in a red Toyota Camry and was in possession of a box of condoms.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham reminds parents to stay vigilant when it comes to social media and who their children associate with. “Talk with your children about the dangers of the internet and risks of putting personal information onto the World Wide Web. Make them aware that strangers do not always have good intentions and that profiles are not always honest.” Aubert was lodged at the Macomb County Jail and is charged with one count of Children – Accosting for Immoral Purposes (4- year felony) and one count of Computers – Internet – Communicating With Another To Commit Crime (10-year felony). Aubert was arraigned in the 41-B District Court of Clinton Township and given a $10,000.00 personal bond. Upon his release he is to be tethered on home confinement. He is scheduled to be back in the 41-B District Court on December 20 at 1:30 p.m. for a probable cause conference.