By John Raffel
MARION – Osceola County prosecuting attorney Anthony Badovinac has been very busy in recent weeks.
“I am still reviewing police reports on the Pine River hazing activity and Title IV investigation as well as the recent shooting in Marion which apparently involved drug activity,” he said.
The Pine River hazing activity reportedly involved varsity football players and other players which resulted in the school forfeiting its last game of the 2021 regular season.
The Mount Pleasant State Police Post announced in a press release last month it responded to a shooting report on Main Street in the village of Marion.
According to published reports, Gabriel Charles Richards, 31, of Marion, was taken to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City where he is recovering from injuries sustained from the shooting incident.
Reports indicated a 36-year-old Marion man is facing felony charges in connection to the shooting.
Reports from the state police added that Dave Ervin Orvis, 36, of Marion, was arraigned in Osceola District Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, felonious assault.
In another case, Badovinac said Nicholas Maddox, 39 of Marion was sentenced recently to six months in jail for the offense of “Attempted possession” of short barreled shotgun, a 2.5 year felony; and he was sentenced to six months for the offense of “Attempted fleeing from Police” a one-year misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 12 months jail for the offense of “Attempted Home Invasion 1st Degree” a five-year felony.