Superior Township man behind anti-police videos accused of assaulting uncle
The Superior Township man accused of harassing police via YouTube videos who was recently convicted of illegally possessing a stun gun was arraigned on assault charges Saturday for allegedly attacking his uncle in an Ypsilanti Township party store.
Madison Mealing, 39, was at the A & W Party Store located at 1011 E. Michigan Ave. on May 30 around 6:30 p.m. when his uncle, a 56-year-old Superior Township man, entered the store, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.
“While both parties stood at the checkout counter, Mealing turned around and started a verbal argument with his uncle because he believed that he had ‘snitched’ on him,” said a release from the sheriff’s office. “Mealing then punch his uncle and knocked him to the ground.”
Police said Mealing punched his uncle several more times while the man was on the ground before Mealing fled the scene.
Witnesses and video surveillance corroborate what the 56-year-old man told police.
A warrant was issued for Mealing the next day for violating the probation he was placed on for the stun gun charge. He was arrested by deputies when he came to meet with his probation agent, according to police, and has since been lodged in the Washtenaw County Jail.
On Saturday, Mealing was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault and probation violation.
Mealing remains in jail with bond set at $20,000.