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Posted on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 2:45 p.m.

Saline man charged with filing false police report accused of stalking girlfriend before assault

By Kyle Feldscher

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Brandon Carmack

East Lansing Police Department

The Saline man who said Michigan State University hockey players beat him is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend and being physically aggressive following their break up, according to an MLive Lansing report.

Brandon Carmack, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery, domestic assault and battery, filing a false police report of a felony and stalking. He originally alleged he was beaten, stabbed in the head and arm and left with a broken nose and broken ribs following an assault late on Aug. 27 and early on Aug. 28.

However, a personal protection order obtained by MLive Lansing paints a very different picture of the night in question. In the document, Carmack's former girlfriend alleges he emailed and called her repeatedly in an attempt to get her back before threatening her.

In the restraining order, the woman alleges that on the night of the incident, Carmack called her while she was at a party and said he was at her house and tried to get her to come back to see him. She responded by telling him she would call the police if he didn’t leave, according to the report.

The woman also alleges one of her roommates called her and said she had sent Carmack to an incorrect location when he demanded to know where his ex-girlfriend was. Although Carmack headed toward the wrong address, he managed to come across the woman while she was waiting to be picked up from the party, according to the report.

The woman accuses Carmack of grabbing her by the neck in a choke hold, punching her in the chest with a closed fist and hitting her in the face with his shoulder. When others intervened, the woman ran inside, but Carmack gave chase, hitting her when he opened the door and pulled her toward him in an attempt to make her leave with him, she said.

A police report includes statements from witnesses who told police Carmack is known to do cocaine and appeared to have small pupils and was sweating profusely during the incident, The State News reported

Carmack is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 23 for a pretrial conference and has a preliminary exam scheduled for Oct. 26, according to MLive Lansing.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at kylefeldscher@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

Josh Bednarski

Mon, Oct 1, 2012 : 8:58 p.m.

To all of you posting about how this guy was "assaulted", yes he looked like he had taken a bit of a beating, however, what would any of you gentlemen or ladies do if you saw him assaulting a GIRL? If your answer isn't step him and do anything you could to stop him, be ashamed of yourself...

Jon Wax

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 5:04 p.m.

ohhhh. starting to make sense now. yeah the original photos were pretty bad, had they actually been in context. considering a "hockey team" supposedly did that, yeah he looked like he got it pretty good. but now we learn that he physically accosted a girl on a friday night in front of a crowded party. and we wonder what happened next? what do you think happened next? the guy probably got stomped by every able bodied male and probably a couple of females within eyeshot. so many witnesses, so many possible suspects, much easier on our pocketbooks if we just write it up as a "gee, go figure!". lord knows after reading about this guys background, I don't really want the cops here wasting time trying to figure out who stomped him. sounds like quid pro quo. hope the girl is ok, who cares about the dude. Peace

Atticus F.

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 2:30 p.m.

a2citizen, did you see the original photos of this young man? It looked like he was beaten within an inch of his life. Also, do you honestly consider the witnesses who said that this person "was not assualted" to be credible? I certainly wouldn't... Especially considering that they are all on the same team, and this young man was a bloody, black and blue mess! If people choose to ignore these details, then I honestly fear our criminal justice system...

ffej440

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 3:16 p.m.

We get your point but, the more important detail is the drunk/drugged alleged state of Carmack. Sometimes these people don't stop even when being restrained enough to stop a sober person. Watch an episode of Cops...it happens often.

unclemercy

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 1:20 p.m.

apparently the state news does not censor comments.

sandalwood

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 5:58 a.m.

You people crack me up! You want to know this, you want to know that! Like you should be told everything! But most of the time it's none of are business. But in the end it's the reporters given the details that have been given to them. So don't give them hell, they can only report on what they are given. And I'm sure when they get more info they will post it. So all you Sherlock's out there, light up your pipe's and wait to hear what happens!! Gezzz!!!

PineyWoodsGuy

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 11:22 p.m.

Less than a decade ago teens did not act like this. The lad in this incident is simply representative of a large number of similarly situated teens. Illegal drugs (and RX drugs from mom and dad's medicine cabinet) are ruining a significant number of young people. Find a kid going store-to-store buying lithium batteries = a "marker" for supplying a criminal Methamphetamine lab (Lithium has been used in psychiatric medicine for decades). It's a fact, but most folks prefer to ignore it. Drugs are making our kids crazy; some become Monsters. More's the pity . . .

Basic Bob

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 3:23 a.m.

Drugs are just an excuse for inexcusable behavior. Jerks can get off drugs and still be jerks.

Messa

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 1:08 a.m.

I disagree. Because there was no internet, you may not have heard of it as much, but I can promise you teens have been hitting each other since the beginning of time. When I was a teen, I had a boyfriend who use to get drunk and hit me. Back then, when you called the police, all they did was tell him to go sleep it off and leave me alone. They did ask if I wanted to press charges and he went to jail, but to say that teens have only recently started acting this way is just not true.

talker

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 11:06 p.m.

It's his former girlfriend, not his girlfriend.

nickcarraweigh

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 9:27 p.m.

Authorities should study whether some kind of mass intervention may be called for in Greater Saline.

Suzanne

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 8:04 p.m.

His mother was the one pushing for the media attention, I wonder what she thinks now?

justcurious

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 9:47 p.m.

Maybe he was pushing his mother??? Ya' think?

Atticus F.

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 6:59 p.m.

I would like to know more facts about this case... Because from the looks of the last photo of this young man, it appeared that he had in fact been assualted.

Atticus F.

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 2:31 p.m.

a2citizen, did you see the original photos of this young man? It looked like he was beaten within an inch of his life. Also, do you honestly consider the witnesses who said that this person "was not assualted" to be credible? I certainly wouldn't... Especially considering that they are all on the same team, and this young man was a bloody, black and blue mess! If people choose to ignore these details, then I honestly fear our criminal justice system...

Richard Carter

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 1 p.m.

More facts would be good... but it could also be he messed with the wrong woman.

a2citizen

Fri, Sep 28, 2012 : 3:10 a.m.

It doesn't matter who filed a police report first. If you file a police report first, make sure you don't lie. You will be charged with filing a false police report. If you file a police report last, make sure you don't lie. You will be charged with filing a false police report. Question: Did you bother to read story on the MLive link? The story provides a pretty good timeline of events. And it is quite possible that Carmack filed his police report first (bad move). The witnesses against him appear to be the women's swim team, the men's hockey team, and several acquaintences and friends that don't play sports. So 20-30 upstanding. high achieveing college students against the word of someone who was...............well, read the MLive link. Carmack is a real piece of work.

WalkingJoe

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 9:08 p.m.

I love how people watch Law & Order and then think they are expert crime solvers.

Unusual Suspect

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 7:28 p.m.

Skiboski for the win! Thank you.

Atticus F.

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 7:04 p.m.

Maybe they should be looking for law enforcement to handle the investigation in an objective manner? Just my oppinion...

Skiboski

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 7:03 p.m.

I don't think they are looking for an extra detective in this case.

Atticus F.

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 : 7:01 p.m.

Also, at what point was the assualt reported by his Ex? Was it before or after he reported the assualt? And was she treated for her injuries?