Dowagiac woman arrested for stabbing man in neck, back

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

From a Dowagiac Police Department news release:

The Dowagiac Police Department reports that officers responded to a stabbing incident in Dowagiac and that the suspect has been located and taken into custody.

Officers of the Dowagiac Police Department were dispatched to Hamilton Square Apartments located at 315 N. Lowe St. in Dowagiac at 3:56 A.M. Friday for a report of a man being stabbed there.

Officers arrived and located a 52-year-old male victim with stab wounds to his neck and back area.

The victim was transported to Borgess/Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac by Pride Ambulance. The victim was then air-lifted to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI for further treatment of his injuries.

Officers obtained information from the victim and others at the scene and a suspect who is known to the victim was developed. Information on the suspect was broadcast to area law enforcement and officers began searching for the suspect.

The suspect, Brenda Love, was located in Niles, MI at approximately 7:30 A.M. Friday morning and was taken into custody.

Love, a 47-year-old Dowagiac woman, will be lodged at the Cass County Jail on charges of assault with intent to murder. Charges are pending authorization from the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was released from the hospital. This incident remains under investigation and police ask anyone with information to contact the Dowagiac Police Department at (269) 782-9743 or the Cass County Tip Line at (800) 462-9328.

Dowagiac Police were assisted by the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team, and Niles Police Department.

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