Student arrest

Ferris student arrest on felony charges

On Sept. 12, Anthony McFarlin, a student at Ferris, was charged with extortion, unlawful imprisonment, domestic violence and reckless driving at Mecosta County Jail. 

McFarlin was arrested after a female student went to Ferris’ Department of Public Safety and made a domestic assault complaint against McFarlin. At least two witnesses went to DPS and made statements regarding the incident. 

According to the police report written by Officer William Saunders, McFarlin was arrested on Sept. 10, in his residence hall. He was served a trespass notice by Capt. Gary Green of Ferris DPS on Sept. 13, after he was charged by Officer Saunders. 

McFarlin’s extortion and unlawful imprisonment charges are both felonies punishable by 20 and 15 years respectively. Both the domestic violence and reckless driving charges are misdemeanors. 

McFarlin may be facing unrelated charges from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office as well.