BATTLE CREEK, MI – On Thursday night at midnight (12:00 am Friday morning), the Battle Creek Police Department received a 911 call of a stabbing in the first block of Bennett St. Officers had been to the same house for the residents arguing two other times in the previous three hours.
Two men were found in the house with injuries. A 58 year old Battle Creek man who lived upstairs was arrested for assault with intent to murder after it was determined through others at the scene that he came downstairs and attacked a 45 year old man with a knife. He also lived in the house.
The two had previously been drinking and arguing, which prompted the two previous 911 calls. On the second call, at 10:09pm, several people in the house were drinking and arguing. The suspect was told to go upstairs, which he did, then came back down with a knife two hours later.
When the suspect came back down, he immediately went after the victim. The victim sustained a cut to his hand while defending himself. The suspect fell down and hit his head, causing a cut above his eye. Other people present supported the victim’s account of what happened.
LifeCare Ambulance and Battle Creek Fire Department gave medical treatment to both men. The victim was left at his house with a cut to his hand that paramedics were able to get to stop bleeding. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment, then lodged at the Calhoun County Jail on assault with intent to murder charges.
Both men live in the house, renting separate rooms, along with several other people. No one else was injured in the assault.