LEELANAU COUNTY, MI – A 53-year-old Kasson Township man is hospitalized and his 49-year-old wife is in jail following a domestic dispute and stabbing Sunday night.
The man called 911 at 10:58pm, December 7th, 2014 after the fight to report that he was out of the house and believed he had a punctured lung as a result of being stabbed. Cedar Rescue responded and stabilized the man and transported him to Munson Medical Center.
He told Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies that he and his wife were arguing about fidelity issues and he made an unflattering comparison between his wife and another woman. He also dumped out his wife’s wine which he believes probably further upset her.
Deputies believe that the suspect grabbed a steak knife and followed her husband who was walking towards the bedroom. A physical struggle ensued in the hallway where she stabbed him in the upper torso. The victim was able to then take the knife away, retrieve a phone and call for help.
Alcohol was a factor in the dispute and assault. Both parties were injured in the fight and the victim’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The suspect remains jailed on Attempted Murder charges and awaits a bond appearance.