Saginaw Man Charged With Assault For Striking Man With Backhoe Bucket

By KBJR News 1

Saginaw Man Charged With Assault For Striking Man With Backhoe Bucket

August 6, 2010 Updated Nov 10, 2009 at 3:48 PM CST

Posted by Melissa Burlaga

The co-owner of a construction company in Hermantown has been charged with second degree assault for allegedly hitting a construction worker with the bucket of a backhoe.

According to the criminal complaint 48 year old Michael David Billman of Saginaw was just trying to nudge the 24 year old victim, because Billman said he was throwing equipment around and goofing off.
The victim suffered only minor injuries.

Billman is facing up to seven years in prison and 14 thousand dollars in fines.

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