Drug charges after man’s body found

Jerell Finch (Photo courtesy: Calhoun County Sheriff's Department)

Jerell Finch (Photo courtesy: Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department)

SPRINGFIELD, Mich. — A 35-year-old man has been charged after a man was found dead Wednesday in Springfield.

The Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office says Jerell Lashon Finch is charged with delivery of a controlled substance causing death and lying to a police officer in the case.   He’s charged as a fourth-time habitual offender.

The body of Michael Newman was found just before midnight Jan. 4 in the area of 5th Street and 30th Street.

Finch was arrested the next day in the 200 block of Eldred Street in Battle Creek.

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