Three men were remanded to the 52nd Huron County Circuit following an altercation in the Huron County Jail in late April.

Bad Axe’s Joshua Duane Nowiski; Arthur Jacob Campbell, of Harbor Beach; and Aaron Carl Visscher, also of Harbor Beach, are all charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm less than murder in an alleged assault that took place at one of the population’s living units General of the Huron County Jail.

Prosecutors said the inmate who was assaulted had just been transferred from a general population holding cell when he was approached by Nowiski, who told the inmate he had to leave that cell.


The assault victim testified earlier this month in a hearing in Huron County District Court 73B that he and Nowiski had been co-workers on a dairy farm and had a dispute over from a colleague.

Shortly after approaching the victim, Nowiski, Campbell and Visscher allegedly attacked the man, punching and kicking him repeatedly – at one point kicking him in the head – until he finds himself crouched in a prone position in a corner next to a bunk.

The victim testified that he suffered a broken nose, a laceration under one of his eyes that required stitches, cracked ribs and an eye injury during the assault.

Nowiski and Campbell each received fourth offense notices for repeat offenders, meaning they could face a mandatory 25-year sentence if convicted.

Nowiski has previous convictions for Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Delivery/Manufacture of a Controlled Substance Under 50 Grams, and Break and Enter with Intent.

Campbell has prior convictions for armed robbery, building robbery, assault/resisting/obstructing a police officer, and unlawful operation of a motor vehicle.

Visscher was given a repeat offender a third offense notice, which means he could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Visscher has two prior convictions for delivering/manufacturing a controlled substance under 50 grams.

Nowiski, Campbell and Visscher are all scheduled to appear in Huron County’s 52nd Circuit Court at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 11.

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