LAPEER, MI – On Sunday January 19th, 2020, around 9:47 PM, Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies to a residence on Sherwood Lane in Lapeer concerning an assault.
The 20-year-old male caller (home owner) reported that the father of his 16-year-old friend broken into his house and started assaulting him with a lawn chair. The caller stabbed the friend’s father who is a 44-year-old man from North Branch. The individual that was stabbed transported to McLaren in Lapeer for medical treatment by private vehicle following the incident.
Deputies established that the 44-year-old man from North Branch had a friend drive him to the residence on Sherwood Lane in Lapeer with the intentions of picking up his son. Once arriving at the residence, there was a verbal confrontation at the door between the 44-year-old man and the 20-year-old home owner regarding if his son was at the residence. This verbal altercation escalated.
It is alleged that the 44-year-old father obtained a lawn chair and entered the residence after being informed to leave. The 44-year-old man struck the 20-year-old numerous times with the lawn chair once he was the residence. The 20-year-old is alleged to have obtained possession a kitchen knife and stabbed the 16-year-olds father in the chest.
The physical altercation stopped following the stabbing and the 44-year-old man left the residence with his 16-year-old son.
The 20-year-old sustained injuries that did not required medical attention. The 44-year-old had his friend drive him directly to McLaren in Lapeer Emergency Division for medical treatment.
The 44-year-old was hospitalized (listed in stable condition) with non-life threatening injuries.
Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by Officers from the City of Lapeer Police Department. This case remains under investigation (names withheld) and will be presented to the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office within the near future to be reviewed reference formal criminal charges.
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