ALPENA - A preliminary hearing for an Alpena Michigan State Police trooper accused of assaulting three family members with a gun has been adjourned to a later date.
Edward William Adamiak, 50, is accused of assaulting his wife and two sons with a gun, and faces three felony assault charges as a result, according to court files. He had been set for a preliminary exam Wednesday morning, but the exam was adjourned for now.
The assault allegedly happened on June 14 and the complaint was handled by an Alpena Police Department sergeant, according to court files. If convicted, he could face four years, a $2,000 fine or both for each felony assault charge, plus two years for committing a felony while posessing a firearm.
Adamiak was an MSP trooper assigned to the Alpena post, and joined the department in 1995, according to a release from the post. The charges he faces are the result of an off-duty incident, and he was suspended without pay when they were issued. He still could be penalized for violating department policy even if he's not convicted.
Adamiak is out on a $25,000 cash or surety bond, according to court files. The terms state he cannot have contact with the alleged victims, posess any firearms or consume alcohol.
A new date has not been set for Adamiak's preliminary exam, according to court personnel.