APRIL 08, 2006: BUENA VISTA POLICE OFFICER RONELL WEATHERSPOON SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HIS FRIEND'S FIFTEEN YEAR-OLD BABYSITTER. WEATHERSPOON WAS CHARGED WITH ASSAULT WITH ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SEXUAL PENETRATION; THIRD-DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT; FOURTH-DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT; AND FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO A MINOR.
IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, RONELL PLEADED GUILTY TO ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SEXUAL PENETRATION AND FOURTH-DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT. THE OTHER CHARGES WERE DROPPED.
AT WEATHERSPOON'S AUGUST 02, 2007 SENTENCING, HE WAS SENTENCED TO AT LEAST ONE YEAR IN JAIL WITH UP TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON.
HOWEVER, WEATHERSPOON WAS OUT OF JAIL WITHIN A FEW MONTHS, AS HE WAS REARRESTED IN NOVEMBER 2007 FOR A PAROLE VIOLATION AND FOR A WARRANT FOR AN ALLEGED CAR JACKING.
Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards
Commission Meeting Minutes
November 8, 2007
Southwest District Public Safety Building
Commission Revocations – The Commission was provided with a link to review the certified record and the “Proposal for Decisions” (PFD) from Administrative Law Judge Michael Zimmer from three hearings, held on the October 2, 2007. Mr. Furtaw presented the following cases recommending the Commission consider the proofs, finding of facts, and conclusions of law found in the “Proposals for Decision” issued by Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Michael Zimmer.
Ronell Weatherspoon – Mr. Weatherspoon was convicted of assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct. He entered a plea on July 31, 2007.A MOTION was made by Mr. Buczek and supported by Lt. Col. Yungfer to accept the Proposal for Decision of the Administrative Law Judge and revoke the law enforcement license of Mr. Ronell Weatherspoon.
A VOTE was taken. The MOTION carried.
Michigan Police Nab Naked Fugitive
Click On Detroit
November 07, 2007
PONTIAC, Mich. -- A parol violator, trying to escape approaching officers, jumped naked from a residence on West Rundell Street near Baldwin Road and eluded police dogs before his final capture Tuesday, police said.
According to police, Kevin Demarco Weatherspoon fled the apartment as it was approached by officers from the Tri-County Sheriff's Parole Absconder Unit.
Weatherspoon had violated his parole stemming from an assault conviction.
He also has a felony warrant against him from the Auburn Hills Police Department for an alleged carjacking.
After Weatherspoon's initial escape, police said, the 26-year-old nude fugitive eventually eluded police dogs who were tracking him in the surrounding streets.
Weatherspoon was eventually arrested in the first block of Hudson Street. By the time cops put the cuffs on him, Weatherspoon had found some clothes.
Former Police Officer gets jail time
The Bay City Times
August 02, 2007
BUENA VISTA, MICHIGAN – A former Buena Vista Township police officer will spend at least a year in jail after pleading guilty to sexual assault charges involving a 15-year-old girl.
Ronell Weatherspoon 40, was sentenced by Bay County Circuit Judge William J. Caprathe on Monday to 19 months to 10 years for assault with attempt to commit sexual penetration and 13 to 24 months for fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Weatherspoon pleaded no contest to those charges in exchange for dismissal of a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and a charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Weatherspoon, of Saginaw, was charged after the father of a 15-year-old Saginaw girl called police in May 2006 after learning that his daughter had sex with Weatherspoon while she and a friend babysat in a Williams Township trailer park for a friend’s children.
The girl said she’d met Weatherspoon through the 26-year-old woman whose children she babysat. That woman said she’d warned Weatherspoon to ‘’stay away” from the girl because she was only 15.
The girl said Weatherspoon showed up at the trailer with an 18-pack of beer on April 8, 2006, then later ran out and bought a fifth of vodka. The girl said she and her friend were performing ”lap dances” for each other and for Weatherspoon, and she was intoxicated and agreed to have sex with him.
Defense Attorney James Piazza argued prior to sentencing that ”this is a case where alcohol has clouded everyone’s judgment.”
He asked the judge to order no jail time. ”It may not be advisable to place him in a prison setting,” Piazza told the judge. "Further, it may not even be advisable to put him in a jail setting.”
Weatherspoon is no longer employed by Buena Vista, having resigned ”following the outcome of an internal investigation on an unrelated matter,” according to a statement made by a detective from that department.
The case was investigated by Bay County Sheriff’s Office detectives John Ruterbusch and Christopher Mausolf.
Caprathe also ordered Weatherspoon to undergo alcohol counseling.