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Robot helps arrest Michigan man accused of assaulting his girlfriend, mother

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Source: St. Clair County Sheriff's Office Source: St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
BERLIN TOWNSHIP (WNEM) -

A Michigan man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and shooting up a car has been arraigned.

Christopher Castillo, 41, of Bruce Township is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, assault and battery, domestic violence, malicious destruction of a building under $200, and breaking and entering without owner’s permission.

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The charges stem from two incidents at a home on the 1600 block of Tubspring Road in Berlin Township.

Deputies were called about 11:30 p.m. Saturday after Castillo allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and his 62-year-old mother before running out of the home. Once outside, he’s accused of fired shots a vehicle parked in the yard.

Police were unable to locate Castillo at that time. His 42-year-old girlfriend called police shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday when Castillo was trying to get back into the home.

The Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team sent a robot into the home to look for Castillo, who was believed to be still armed with a handgun.

The robot located him in the basement of the home and police arrested him without incident.

Castillo is being held at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center on a $75,000 cash/surety bond. 

His next court appearance is set for June 11.

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