UPDATE: Michigan GOP official facing additional charges

UPDATED Tuesday, December 3, 2013 --- 11:03 p.m.

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan Republican State Committee member facing charges in Wisconsin has been jailed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on other charges.

The Detroit Free Press says 51-year-old Doug Sedenquist missed a Tuesday court hearing in Green Bay, Wis., because he was in custody in Delta County. The Escanaba man was arrested last week on charges including extortion and using a computer to commit a crime.

In Wisconsin, he faces charges of disobeying police, sending a threat and disorderly conduct. They stem from a March incident in which authorities say Sedenquist was involved in an armed standoff with officers responding to his suicide threat.

The Associated Press left a message with defense lawyer Chad Thomas.

Sedenquist also had been Delta County Republican vice chairman and has worked in talk radio.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 --- 10:52 p.m.

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan Republican State Committee member faces charges in Wisconsin over what police say was an armed standoff with officers responding to his suicide threat.

Fifty-one-year-old Doug Sedenquist of Escanaba has a Sept. 3 court date in Green Bay, Wis., on charges of disobeying police, sending a threat and disorderly conduct.

The Detroit Free Press and the Green Bay Press Gazette say Sedenquist phoned his estranged wife March 3 and she realized he was following her.

A complaint in Brown County, Wis., Circuit Court says Green Bay police surrounded Sedenquist's pickup truck. It says he pointed a rifle at his stomach and held off police about 30 minutes before surrendering.

Sedenquist also is Delta County Republican vice chairman and has worked in talk radio. Defense lawyer Chad Thomas declines comment.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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