Woman Who Used Tool To Hit Vehicle Driving On "Her" Private Road Heads To Trial
September 27, 2017
A Hamburg Township woman has been bound over for trial on charges connected to an altercation regarding the use of Island Shore Drive.
65-year-old Mary Ann Lamkin was bound over to Livingston County’s Circuit Court Tuesday on one count each of malicious destruction of property and false report of a felony. The charges stem from an altercation on May 22nd involving Lamkin and a man driving on Island Shore Drive.
Lamkin has been at odds with the township and her neighbors for years over the status of Island Shore Drive. She claims the road is her private property, but it remains the only access for other residents and a local hardware store. An easement has been granted by a judge.
During the most recent incident, Lamkin is accused of arguing with a man who was driving on the road and then hitting his vehicle with a garden tool. When police arrived, Lamkin told them the man tried to run her over with his van. Future court dates for Lamkin have not been set at this time. As part of her bond conditions, she cannot impede traffic or persons on or near Island Shore Drive or Schlenker Drive, and cannot interfere with anyone’s use of them. She further cannot have contact with any workers present.
Over the years, Lamkin and her husband have filed numerous personal protection orders against neighbors and their family members. She also served jail time for her actions in blocking the road. In 2013, the Hamburg Township Board held a special meeting to individually review and respond to 33 FOIA denial appeals from Lamkin. Supervisor Pat Hohl previously told WHMI Island Shore Drive has been in contention for the past 30-plus years and during that time, township residents have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on increased insurance and litigation involving Lamkin. (DK/JM)