Teen attempts to rob gas station, stabs man, turns self in

Posted at 10:24 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 22:24:37-05

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — Ottawa County deputies say that a teenager is in custody after turning himself in after allegedly stabbing another man during an armed robbery at a gas station.

Deputies say that it happened shortly before 6 p.m. Monday evening, at the Mobil gas station near the intersection of 48th Avenue and Port Sheldon. A 19-year-old Hudsonville man entered the gas station and attempted to rob two clerks. The two clerks ran out of the station when the suspect took out a knife.

After the two clerks left, the suspect tried to break into the cash register when a 38-year-old Hudsonville man entered as a customer. The suspect stabbed the customer and then left the station. He then called the authorities and turned himself in without incident.

The stabbed man was taken to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, where he was treated for non-life threatening stab wounds.

Ottawa County deputies say that the suspect is being held on several felony charges; the specifics of which will be released later this week.