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Suspect is arrested in Ionia County stabbings and home invasion

Posted at 2:17 PM, Feb 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-08 14:48:21-05

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. — A suspect is in custody for a couple of stabbings in Ionia County last Sunday.

At 3:40 a.m. last Sunday, Ionia County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Pearl Street in the village of Hubbardston on a report of a home invasion resulting in the stabbing of two people in the home.

Investigation at the scene determined that a male intruder had entered into the home and was caught and confronted by two people staying at the home. The intruder attacked these two people and used a knife to stab and slash them, causing serious injuries to one victim and minor injuries to another. The suspect intruder then fled the residence in an unknown direction.

The description of the suspect was that of a white male, possibly with facial hair and being about 25 to 30 years old with a smaller physical build wearing a brown coat with a hood and baggy jeans. It was unknown at the time what the motivation for the home invasion was and also was unknown if the suspect used a vehicle.

On Friday, deputies arrested a suspect in this case and lodged him at the Ionia County Jail. The suspect, who will not be named pending formal arraignment in court, was charged on Saturday with first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to commit great bodily harm, felonious assault and first-degree attempted home invasion.

Bond will be set at the time of arraignment.

Anyone with information about this crime is being asked to contact the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at (616) 527-5737.