Farwell man faces life in “turfing” of friends lawn

November 21, 2012

By Pat Maurer

Review Correspondent


A Farwell man is facing up to life in prison after he was arrested and arraigned for attempted murder for shooting at a passing vehicle November 17.

David Daniel Osborne, 42, of Farwell was arraigned under Isabella County Judge William Rush Monday on five felony charges including attempted murder with a maximum life imprisonment punishment, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (four year imprisonment penalties), and one count Felony Firearm (an additional two-year penalty); and two misdemeanor charges including reckless use of a firearm (90-days) and firearms possession under the influence (93 days).

According to a release from the Mt. Pleasant State Police, troopers were called to investigate a report of a vehicle being shot at on West Battle Road in Gilmore Township last Saturday around 5:30 p.m. Investigators discovered there were three victims in the vehicle and the driver had “turfed” the suspect’s lawn earlier in the evening. (“Turfing” is a prank involving spinning out the vehicle’s wheels.)

Police said several rounds were shot into the car, but nobody inside was hit. Reportedly Osborne was friends with the vehicle’s three occupants and had invited them to come back after the “turfing” incident.

Osborne remains in the Isabella County Jail under a $250,000 cash/surety bond.

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