Three men arrested after motorcycle theft, assault

Three men are behind bars in Shiawassee County after police say two suspects attempted to steal a motorcycle, and another man chased after them with a shotgun.

The incident happened early Sunday around 3:30a.m. in the 2500 block of M-21.

Police said two men attempted to steal a motorcycle from the residence.

That's when officials say the homeowner armed himself with a shotgun, left the home and tried to find the suspects.

He fired the shotgun in the air and at a car he believed was involved in the theft.

Police later arrested the two men responsible for the theft of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle was recovered.

Officials also arrested the homeowner on assault and firearm charges.

The three suspects are being held in the Shiawassee County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation.