On Saturday, 10/29/2022 at approximately 2:00 AM, Troopers from the Michigan State Police, Sault Ste. Marie Post, were dispatched to the Village of Newberry for a report of an assault involving a female victim who was stabbed several times. Troopers arrived on scene and contacted the 36-year-old victim who is from Newberry. The female victim had sustained extensive injuries from the assault. She was transported to the hospital by EMS for medical treatment and is currently in stable condition.
The investigation revealed the suspect was a 24-year-old male from Florida, and boyfriend, of the victim. Prior to the troopers arriving on scene, the male suspect fled the residence on foot. Members of the Michigan State Police Canine Team and the Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team were requested and responded to assist with locating the suspect. The suspect was later located hiding in a nearby residence and was subsequently taken into custody. He was lodged at the Luce County Jail on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and resisting and obstructing. The suspect’s name is being withheld pending arraignment.