Four arrested after shots fired during argument

Suspects remain free on bond

BALDWIN — Four men are facing multiple charges for assault and lying to police after firing shots during an argument in Baldwin.

Dustin Lee Slater, Joseph Allen Slater, Shane Edward Slater and Cody Lane Fisk, all of Baldwin, were arraigned Wednesday in Lake County’s Trial Court on various felony counts.

According to court records, Dustin Lee Slater, 23, and Joseph Allen Slater, 26, were both charged with single counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and carrying a concealed weapon

Shane Edward Slater, 47, was charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.

Fisk was charged with one felony count of lying to a peace officer.

A news release stated the charges stem from an incident at 4:44 p.m. July 21, at which time deputies were dispatched to the area of 7th and Lynn Streets in Baldwin for a report of shots being fired.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with possible victims and witnesses and learned that during an argument, a firearm was produced and shots were fired.

Officers were able to identify the four men as suspects and they were subsequently arrested.

The four men are scheduled to reappear in court on August 3-4 for probable cause conferences.

They all are free on bond.

According to police, no one was injured by the gunfire.

The case is still under investigation.

Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by the Michigan State Police and the Lake County Central Dispatch.