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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 : 1:15 p.m.

Superior Township man behind anti-police videos accused of assaulting uncle

By John Counts


Madison Mealing

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.

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Wed, Jun 27, 2012 : 2:46 a.m.

Went to court to see the prelim. Defendants lawyer didn't show up. Must be loking for a way out of looking like a fool.

Harry Sammy

Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 11:07 p.m.

So glad I moved from washtenaw county. Ypsi is so Detroit


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 3:17 p.m.

I know the truth about the whole situation and this man is not a violent person. I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT!!!


Sat, Jul 28, 2012 : 10:19 p.m.

I know for a fact that he is very violent


Tue, Jun 19, 2012 : 5:23 a.m.

Sounds to me like it might be time for a psych eval.


Sat, Jul 28, 2012 : 10:19 p.m.

He's had a psych eval. He's crazy. But what do you do with them?

martini man

Tue, Jun 19, 2012 : 3:34 a.m.

It's all the fault of George Bush and the mean ol' Reepublicans, not to mentiom the Poleece.


Tue, Jun 19, 2012 : 12:55 a.m.

Oh my, and he seemed like such a nice young man. (Not!) Some people do determine the course of their own lives - but quite a few pick the wrong course. Maddy Mealing seems to be exceptionally talented in that way.

Concerned Citizen

Mon, Jun 18, 2012 : 9:54 p.m.

I said he would pop back up for something well within the year but in just over a month, overachiever. It's ironic that he blames the system repeatedly for not giving him a chance but yet they continue to let this idiot back on the streets and this time to physically attack one of his own family members. His own family is not safe from his antics, what chance do the rest of us have? Throw the book at him, he obviously missed the food in prison.


Wed, Jun 27, 2012 : 2:57 a.m.

A little angry? So does this mean that if he were a little more angry, he could kill? He is charged with beating a person, knocking them out cold in front of whitnesses. He aledgedly did not do this on video tape. Surely makes one wonder.... is that ironic or just unlucky?.


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 9:49 p.m.

Well when said family member sets you up for a crime youdidnt commit and nobody believes you....when said family member tries to have you killed and then you are made out to be a villian you might be a little angry too!!!

Honest Abe

Mon, Jun 18, 2012 : 8:59 p.m.

All these liquor stores and convenience marts need to be shut down if they cannot maintain a civil atmosphere on their property. Brandy's Market in Ypsilanti had a bunch of trouble, and they refused to do anything. So, a judge shut them down for a year minimum. When you allow people to stand outside of your business and hang out, loiter, sit in their cars playing loud music, large groups in front of your entrance intimidating customers and such, you will have trouble. This A&W is no different. One time I went there to buy a newspaper and a bottle of wine and I witnesses 5 guys blocking the walkway, they refused to move for anyone needing through.. 2 cars with music so loud it vibrated the ground I walked on, one guy was begging for change, and to top it off, there was 2 woman fighting over who bought the last "bottle of drink". I asked the owner/cashier why does he allow this, and he told me "at the end of the day, I have money in the drawer, who cares!" These party stores must control what goes on, or they should be treated like any other alcoholic establishment who fails to maintain civil patrons - You get fined, then you lose your liquor license. These stores are just as bad as the riff raff that frequents them. They must be held accountable.


Wed, Jun 20, 2012 : 12:52 p.m.

Well said.

Superior Twp voter

Mon, Jun 18, 2012 : 6:21 p.m.

O K, time to quit messing around with this guy. No more "Mr. Nice Guy." Keep him in confinement please, with no 10% or personal recognizance allowed, right up til trial time. Appears he has already had EVERY chance.

Honest Abe

Mon, Jun 18, 2012 : 6:17 p.m.

They need to get rid of the A&W party store on Michigan Ave. It is truly trouble central.


Mon, Jun 18, 2012 : 6:04 p.m.

Guy should have left town when he had the chance


Mon, Jun 18, 2012 : 6:01 p.m.



Mon, Jun 18, 2012 : 5:48 p.m.

Keep him lodged until he is sentenced.


Mon, Jun 18, 2012 : 5:46 p.m.

Sounds like jail is where this guy belongs.