Mad Meeting: Accusations Fly Surrounding Clayton Sex Offender’s Parade Participation

by Josh Colletta

This is John Ernest Lee’s final year on Michigan’s sex offender registry for a 1995 conviction, and the majority of people at Monday’s village council meeting supported him. But some residents, including firefighter Aaron Savage, say the council should have shown better judgment before appointing Lee to play Santa Claus in the village’s Christmas parade. Now, some officials are accusing Savage of becoming physically and verbally threatening when addressing the topic.