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crime lab was on the scene of the double homicide that took place on August 27, 2016 in Hillman. Deceased are 69-year-old Keith Atkinson and 23-year-old Trevor Hubbard. The alleged suspect is currently in custody.

Murder Suspect Arraigned

Kyle Boldrey

Twenty-five year old Kyle Boldrey, of Hillman, was arraigned Tuesday morning at the Montmorency County Courthouse before Judge Benjamin Bolser, accused of committing the double homicide / home invasion in Hillman this past weekend.

Murdered in the attack were 69-year-old Keith Atkinson and 23-year-old Trevor Hubbard. Also assaulted were 61-year-old Debra Wells, and 41-year-old Jeffrey Baur. Wells remains hospitalized and Baur was treated and released.

Boldery was charged with two counts of murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder, one count of first degree home invasion, and two charges of resisting arrest.

His defense attorney requested release on bail, citing no prior record and no prior aggressive behavior. Prosecutor Vicki Kundinger argued that with two persons deceased and one person in intensive care, Boldery is a danger to the public.

Judge Bolser denied the bail request, noting the severity of the charges Boldrey faces.

A press conference was held Tuesday afternoon at the State Police Post in Alpena, releasing the cause of death in Atkinson and Hubbard.

Atkinson died from blunt force trauma to the head and body. The autopsy report for Hubbard showed the cause of death as being multiple stab wounds. Boldrey had also ran Hubbard over with his vehicle before crashing and rolling the vehicle while exiting Hubbard's driveway.

Boldrey then proceeded across the street to the residence where he assaulted Atkinson, Wells and Baur. It is believed he first attempted to take one of their vehicles. When he was unsuccessful, he then went to the house and pounded on the door. Wells and Baur told Boldrey to leave. He then forced entry into the home and proceeded to attack Wells and Baur. Hearing the commotion inside the home, Atkinson awoke, and was then attacked by Boldrey. Both Baur and Wells called 911.

Boldrey left the home and was found walking down the road by Montmorency County Police officers who were responding to the 911 calls. He was acting erratic, was half clothed, and had obvious injuries. Boldrey would not comply with commands when officers were trying to take him into custody, and he was tased multiple times until he complied.

It is believed that Boldery and Hubbard had been ingesting or experimenting with synthetic drugs, due to evidence found at the scene. Samples of the evidence have been sent to the crime lab for testing.

Double Homicide investigation underway in Hillman
A press release from the Michigan State Police Alpena Post states that shortly after 4 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016, the Montmorency County 911 Center received a phone call from a resident in the 23000 block of County Road 459 in Montmorency Township, Hillman MI, requesting immediate assistance. >> Full Story

Montmorency County Courthouse to be open during lunch hour beginning September 6, 2016
The Montmorency County Courthouse will now be open Monday - Friday between noon and 1 p.m. starting Tuesday, September 6. >> Full Story

DNR reminds ORV riders to “TREAD Lightly” to encourage outdoor ethics
With the increasing use of off-road vehicles in Michigan, Department of Natural Resources conservation officers encourage ORV riders to observe the “TREAD Lightly” program to promote responsible riding while enjoying Michigan’s out of doors. >> Full Story

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