URGENT URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin: – 4-9-18 – 3:02 p.m. ET
Upper Peninsula business man arrested twice in a month for allegedly violating a PPO involving the alleged stalking of his estranged wife
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Escanaba, MI) – An Upper Peninsula businessman has been arrested again for allegedly violating a personal protection order (PPO) involving the alleged stalking of his estranged wife who is seeking a divorce.
61-year-old Steven Alan Swanson of 6569 M Road in Escanaba, MI spent about five hours in the Delta County Detention Center on Saturday morning, April 7, 2018.
It was the second time he has been arrested on the charge in about a month, and each time he has been quickly freed on bond.
Swanson is the co-owner of Hilltop RV.
In fact, frustrated sources contacted U.P. Breaking News – saying his arrests never get reported.
The sources claim that Swanson’s alleged power has stopped him from being arrested in past alleged stalking cases involving women and a child.
Swanson was booked into the DCDC at 6:24 a.m. ET on Saturday morning, and was released on bond at 11:22 a.m.
A check by U.P. Breaking News shows that many of the Upper Peninsula newspapers, television and radio stations have lucrative contracts with Hilltop RV Super Center – with superstores located in Ishpeming and Escanaba.
Those same media outlets have not reported on Swanson’s arrests. Officials in Delta County remain tight-lipped.
Meanwhile, Swanson was also booked into the DCDC at 8:22 p.m. ET on Friday night, March 9, 2018.
Swanson was charged with violation of a personal protection order (PPO).
Swanson was released from the DCDC on his own recognizance.
Our sources said it is unusual for people arrested for violating a PPO twice in a month – would be eligible for a quick bond.
“Less than one month after the last time he violated the Court Order (PPO) to STOP STALKING – Somebody please explain why he was released from jail on bond,” a source told U.P. Breaking News.
Sources say the latest alleged victim is Swanson’s estranged wife.
“She has been trying to divorce him and he’s making her life a living hell,” a source told U.P. Breaking News.
Swanson has a long history at the business founded by his parents.
In fact, Swanson and his family’s business history is proudly displayed on the Hilltop RV website:
“Steve Swanson’s journey to an RV Superstore did not happen overnight,” the company website states. “He began as a part-time employee in 1972 while still attending High School. That’s when his parents, Ken and Theresa Swanson, launched their business as manufacturers of truck campers.”
“The Swanson family business focused away from camper manufacturing to RV sales in the mid 70’s. Within a decade, Hilltop RV became one of Michigan’s largest RV dealers.”
“We decided to get out of every endeavor that wasn’t directly related to the RV industry,” recalls Steve Swanson. “We decided to do what we do best, RV sales and service. That decision not only simplified our entire operation, but it allowed us to focus on what we really enjoyed most.”