Iosco County Commissioner Arrested for Impersonating Police

A second Iosco County elected official is facing legal troubles.

Last week an East Tawas City Councilman was arraigned on charges of solicitiation of murder, and Friday, County Commissioner, 63-year-old Charles Finley faced charges of impersonating a police officer. According to police, on September 28th, a Hale Community Schools bus stopped at the South Branch Fire Department to allow students to exit, when one student was discovered to have a bloody nose. While the bus driver was determining if the student needed medical help or if an assault had occurred, police say Finley, indicated that he was an Iosco County Sheriff’s Deputy, and detained the bus and its occupants for about 20 minutes before Michigan State Police arrived.

Finley, who is deputy fire chief, was lodged in the Ogemaw County Jail, but has since been released on bond. The republican is also running for re-election to the board of commissioners. He has not yet been arraigned.