Tuscola County Kidnapping Leads to Felony Charges

A 31-year-old from Clio faces several charges in connection with an assault and unlawful imprisonment in Tuscola County.

Joseph P. Blasdell was arrested on November 5 when Michigan State Police were called to a home in Arbela Township for a domestic violence/hostage complaint. Police say the caller reported the suspect had a gun and threatened to kill two women in the home and anyone who responded to the call.

Blasdell faces charges of unlawful imprisonment, intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder by strangulation, interfering with electronic communications, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, assault with a dangerous weapon and multiple other charges. He remains lodged in Tuscola County Jail on an $8,000 cash bond.