A man recently fired from his job at Northern Manufacturing, in Oak Harbor, returned Thursday with two knives, an air pistol and a large stick, according to Ottawa County deputies.
Employees at the facility called 911 at about noon, after spotting Kyle Kovac, 20, walking around the property while wielding a knife. Before deputies arrived, employees called back and said they also spotted a handgun on the front seat of Kovac’s car, deputies said.
On arrival, deputies saw Kovac walking around in military-style camouflage clothing. They arrested him and searched his car, finding a second large knife, an air soft pistol with a suppressor attached, and a large stick, deputies said.
Kovac was charged with two counts each of aggravated menacing, inducing panic and carrying concealed weapons. He was also charged with one count of possession of criminal tools.
He lives in the 500 block of Jackson St. in Fremont.
According to Ottawa County Municipal Court records, he was charged and convicted of disorderly conduct more than a year ago. It was the only charge in his local criminal record.