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Lansing Michigan Police Investigate Alleged Sex Assault in State Rep Neil Fiske Case as Probe Continues

Michigan State Rep. Neil Friske arrested for possible sexual assault. Calls for resignation from fellow lawmakers. No charges filed yet.

The Lansing Police Department is currently investigating a potential sexual assault case connected to the recent arrest of Michigan state Rep. Neil Friske. The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office revealed that Lansing Police submitted a warrant request for felony charges of sexual assault, assault, and a weapons offense following Friske's arrest on Thursday.

Prosecutor John Dewane reviewed the initial investigation and has requested the police department to continue their inquiry. Despite the arrest of 62-year-old Kornelius Friske, no criminal charges have been filed, and Friske was released from jail on Friday.

The incident began early Thursday morning when officers responded to a report of a man with a gun and possible shots fired in the 2100 block of Forest Road in Lansing. Friske, who owns a nearby condominium, was arrested at the scene for a felon-level offense.

Friske, a Republican from Charlevoix, is known for his conservative views and is associated with the Michigan House Freedom Caucus. He runs Friske Orchards in Ellsworth with his brother and owns Friske & Sons Property Management in Harbor Springs. Friske is a father of four, has five grandchildren, and is involved in various organizations, including Right to Life, Farm Bureau, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, and the National Rifle Association.

State Rep. Mike Hoadley, who previously lived with Friske in Lansing, described him as a single man who kept to himself and appeared to lead a straightforward life. Hoadley expressed shock over the incident and stated that lawmakers are eager to learn more about the circumstances surrounding Friske's arrest.

In response to the situation, State Rep. Phil Skaggs called for Friske to resign, emphasizing the importance of accountability and integrity in public office. Skaggs urged Friske to reflect on his actions and make the right decision for the benefit of the Michigan House and his constituents.

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