Facing nearly six decades imprisonment if guilty


Wayne Pittman

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City Police officers working with a domestic violence victim acted quickly to secure an arrest warrant on Wayne Pittman of Imlay City.

In a press release issued late last week, Chief Brett Selby said the charges stemmed from months of reported and under-reported abuse by the alleged offender, Wayne Pittman of Imlay City.

He was arrested Wednesday, January 17 by Imlay City Police officers.

The 36-year-old Imlay City man was arraigned on charges below stemming from assaults taking place specifically between January 9 and January 16; however, the abuse was months in the making prior to his arrest.

According to the investigation, the connection between Pittman and the victim was a “boyfriend-girlfriend relationship”. Police did not want to release the age of the victim.

Chief Selby said the suspect was, “at or near his home” at the time of the arrest and did not resist when he was approached by Imlay City officers.

He was taken directly to the Lapeer County Jail where he remained, pending his arraignment.

Collectively, Chief Selby said the charges could land Pittman in jail for 59 years collectively.

The charges he is facing include:

Count 1–Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder or by Strangulation 10 year. felony.

Count 2–Criminal Sexual Conduct– Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Penetration 10 year felony.

Count 3–Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault) 4 year felony.

Count 4–Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder or by strangulation.

Habitual Offender– Fourth Offense Notification additional 25 years.

During his arraignment January 17 in front of Judge Delling in the 71-A District Court in Lapeer, Pittman’s bond was set at $500,000 Cash/Surety.

Pittman is awaiting further court action in the coming weeks.