Man charged with threatening brother at gunpoint

An Independence Township man last week allegedly threatened to kill his family, police, his enemies and even himself.
During a family dispute, the suspect held two loaded weapons to back up his threats, according to Oakland County Sheriff reports, but was arrested before he harmed anyone.
Kenneth Langley Abbott II, 26, was arraigned on Feb. 9 before 52-2 District Judge Kelley Kostin on charges of felonious assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Bond was set at $10,000 cash. He is scheduled for a Feb. 18 preliminary examination.
Deputies responded to a home on Pine Knob Road shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 9 after receiving a report of a fight between Abbott and his brother. The fight had ended when deputies arrived, but the suspect admitted to pointing a Ruger .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol at his brother while holding a loaded .22 caliber rifle in his other arm.
‘I threatened to kill my family tonight,? Abbott said to deputies and asked to be taken to jail. He admitted to drinking earlier in the evening, and family members said he was on medication for depression.
Deputies also confiscated a 12-gauge shotgun, a 20-gauge Beretta and a variety of ammunition from the suspect’s residence.
Abbott and his wife, who live in the basement of his father’s home, reportedly had been arguing earlier. At various points in the dispute, the suspect’s father, mother, brother and the brother’s girlfriend were involved in trying to calm him. The brother held the suspect down while others took the guns, reports said.
After the armed confrontation, the suspect reportedly went into the kitchen to cook, and continued to make threats while stabbing a cutting board with a large knife. One of the family members called 9-1-1, fearing he would again lose control, reports said.
During booking at the Oakland County Jail, the suspect continued to talk of harming his brother, claiming his intent was to wound but not kill him, reports said.