Officers initially responded to the stabbing at Mibar, 2389 W. Sherman, Norton Shores, at 2 a.m. Oct. 20 in reference to a disturbance involving a knife. Upon arrival, officers located two male victims who had been stabbed by an unknown suspect. Both victims were transported to Hackley Hospital. One victim was later released after receiving stitches and the other is still in the hospital with wounds to his abdomen.
Based on several Silent Observer tips and other leads, Norton Shores Police Det. Kyle Neher was able to identify a suspect, a 30-year-old man from Muskegon Township, and obtain sufficient probable cause to request an arrest warrant. The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s office authorized a felony warrant for two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder (one for each of the two victims).
On Monday, acting on a tip, officers from the Norton Shores Police Department and Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department responded to an address on 4000 block of Evanston Ave., in Egelston Township, in an attempt to apprehend the suspect. At about 8:50 p.m., Muskegon County Sheriff’s Deputies Schmidt and Ogle located the suspect and took him into custody.
He was later lodged in the Muskegon County Jail. His identity is being withheld pending arraignment.