Youngs arrested for property destruction in Reed City

Cliff Youngs
Cliff Youngs

REED CITY — Former Osceola County Road Commission manager Cliff Youngs faces new charges after being arrested on Monday in Reed City.

Youngs was arrested on Monday on charges of malicious destruction of property and trespassing. He was released from jail and is scheduled to be formally arraigned on Oct. 2 in Osceola County’s 77th District Court.

Youngs, a Big Rapids resident, said he was working on a piece of property he owns in Reed City when his truck ran into his neighbor’s fence. The neighbor is an Osceola County Road Commission employee. He called the incident “unfortunate,” and said he would release a statement to the Pioneer later this afternoon.

Youngs is free on bond while being charged with perjury after police say he lied under oath to a detective during a sworn interview with Michigan State Police detectives in March. The case against him, which is being handled by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, was bound over for trial Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court in August.

A pretrial conference for Youngs is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday in circuit court. Court officials said the hearing may now include a discussion of his bond, since Monday’s arrest would be a violation of bond conditions.

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