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BAY CITY, MI — Police allege a 28-year-old Bay City man gave his neighbor some methamphetamine on Christmas Day, then attacked him with a knife when the customer complained about having a bad trip.zacharyhurleyjpg-d1fce9af8abec7be

Shortly after 3 a.m. on Dec. 25, police responded to a residence in the 500 block of North Grant Street for an assault complaint. The 23-year-old male complainant told officers that earlier in the day, his neighbor Zachary D. Hurley stopped by his apartment and asked to borrow a lighter. The man granted Hurley’s request, and Hurley then asked if the man wanted any drugs, the complainant told police.

The man followed Hurley to his apartment and snorted a prodigious line of powdered meth, he told officers. Hurley then left and the man returned to his own apartment, where he started freaking out to the point that he called two friends over to help him, he told officers, according to court records.

“When Zach came back to the apartment, I confronted him about the drugs he gave me,” the man told police. “I told him he shouldn’t have gave me those hard drugs. Me and Zach were arguing and he went down to his apartment. Zach came back out with a knife and was swinging it at me. He never cut me, but he chased me back into my apartment. I got inside and Zach was pounding on the door and yelling.”

Police noted in their reports that the man appeared extremely high, but that his story was clear and consistent.The man’s two friends gave police a similar account, court records show.

Police knocked on Hurley’s door, but received no answer, the reports show.

Authorities issued a warrant for Hurley’s arrest on Jan. 23. On Wednesday, Feb. 25, Hurley was arraigned in Bay County District Court on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony punishable by up to four years’ imprisonment.

Prosecutors have offered to dismiss the charge if Hurley pleads guilty or no contest to a charge of attempted assault with a dangerous weapon, punishable by up to two years’ incarceration.

Hurley is to appear for a preliminary examination before District Judge Timothy J. Kelly at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28.

Hurley’s alleged victim has not been charged with any offense related to his admission of consuming meth, but he is charged with an unrelated misdemeanor count of malicious destruction of property less than $200.








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