Livingston County Sheriff's deputies arrested Putnam Township supervisor candidate Shane Roscoe early Thursday afternoon in connection with an attempted homicide investigation in Washtenaw County.
Sheriff Bob Bezotte confirmed his deputies took 41-year-old Roscoe into custody at about 12:30 p.m. on a warrant from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department.
The warrant sought Roscoe's DNA and a search of his home, the sheriff said, referring additional inquiries to Washtenaw County Sheriff's officials.
Cmdr. Dave Egeler of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department declined to provide details, saying, "It may hamper the investigation."
Roscoe, the Democratic candidate for Putnam Township supervisor, is slated to face Ronald Rau, the Republican candidate, for the seat in November's general election.
We'll see what the evidence shows.