Subject arraigned on Intending to Assist an Individual with Suicide and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon with Unlawful Intent

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Update – April 6, 2015:
The Sheriff’s Department became involved in this case. Central Dispatch received a call from a female that stated she just received a Facebook message from Dena McClain and the message read, “Goodbye world.” She asked that Dena be checked on. When deputies arrived, they noticed that Dena and Patrick Bergeron were both bleeding. An ambulance was called and they were transported to McLaren Central Michigan by MMR were they were treated and released.

Patrick John BergeronThe Isabella County Sheriff’s Department investigated a case involving Patrick John Bergeron, 45 years old from Mt. Pleasant, MI. He was arraigned April 2, 2015 on charges of Intent to Assist an Individual with Suicide and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon with Unlawful Intent from an incident that occurred on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2015) in Chippewa Township.

Patrick Bergeron and his wife, Dena Marie McClain, 46 years old from Mt. Pleasant, MI were frustrated because no one wanted them to be together, even though they were married, so they decided to commit suicide by slicing their wrists. Dena McClain stated she took approximately 20 Xanax and Patrick Bergeron drank approximately 1/5 of McMasters. Dena told her husband that she didn’t have the guts to cut her wrist with a box cutter and asked him if he would do it for her. He replied that he would.

Dena sustained a short, but deep cut on her right wrist and a couple of cuts on her left wrist that were not as deep. Patrick had several superficial cuts on his wrists.

Patrick is currently lodged with the Michigan Department of Corrections in the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson, MI on a parole violation for consuming alcohol on Valentine’s Day.

Assisting an Individual with Suicide is a Felony, 5 years and/or a $10,000 fine. Carrying a Dangerous Weapon with Unlawful Intent is a Felony, 5 years or a $2,500 fine.

The case remains under investigation by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department.