By Pat Maurer
A two-year-long investigation into allegations of CSC led to the arrest of Edward Mitchell, 37, of Mecosta on January 15 on charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree.
A multiple count Criminal Sexual Conduct warrant was issued for Mitchell January 13. State Police troopers from the Mt. Pleasant Post arrested Mitchell near his home without incident, they reported.
Mitchell was arraigned January 16 in Clare County’s 80th District Court by Magistrate Karen Willing and his bond was set at $300,000.
He remains incarcerated at the Clare County Jail.