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Prosecutor: Trooper's arrest will lead to past cases being dismissed

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There is a new wrinkle in the case involving Michigan State Trooper Adam Mullin who's been arrested on charges related to domestic violence. (Photo: MSP)

CARO, Mich. - There is a new wrinkle in the case involving Michigan State Trooper Adam Mullin who's been arrested on charges related to domestic violence.

Mullin, who was assigned to the Caro post, faces numerous charges authorized by the attorney general's office following a state police investigation.

Those charges include assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, obstruction of justice, misconduct in office and felony firearm.

And as the case winds its way through the judicial system, the Tuscola County Prosecutor Mark Reene says he is now having to review some of the cases the trooper had ties to.

“We have a number of cases that he was involved in. He’s been at the Caro post for a few years so we have cases that we have to review and see what we are going to be able to do with them.”

Prosecutor Reene says he anticipates his office will spend hours determining what cases, and what level of involvement, Trooper Mullin may have had a role in as a state police investigator.

But ultimately, he says, he will now be forced to dismiss some cases.

“There's no question certain cases will have to be dismissed because there may not have been other individuals there to make observations or be part of the investigation. Other cases we have to go back and start over with the investigation again. It would be extremely difficult. at this point in time, given the circumstances to have him continue as a witness,” said Reene.

Reene estimates his case review process will take a couple of weeks.

Meantime, a preliminary exam for Trooper Mullin is set for a week from today in Huron County District Court.