South Bend man arraigned in Cass County stabbing
CASS COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - The Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department is investigating after a man was stabbed Saturday afternoon in Cass County.
Officers called just after 4 p.m. to the to investigate a stabbing at Colonial Acres Mobile Home Park. When they arrived, they found a 63-year-old George Six with multiple stab wounds. He was airlifted to the hospital.
The suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Stone Alexander Lewis, of South Bend, fled prior to officers arriving on scene. Police say Lewis later stole and entered several vehicles while the stabbing investigation was underway.
As multiple law enforcement agencies took reports of stolen vehicles and suspicious behavior, a Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Lewis was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Cass County Jail.
On Monday, Lewis was arraigned.
“Edwardsburg as a whole is a safe, quiet, law-abiding community and certainly this type of crime will be taken seriously. We want to make sure that our communities, as a general rule, remain safe. And so we’ll go forward with this case. The defendant obviously is, is presumed innocent until, until there is a conviction. But again, we will follow the facts,” said Victor Fitz, Cass County Prosecutor.
Lewis is facing charges of assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, two counts of unlawful driving away of an automobile, and assault with a dangerous weapon.
“It doesn’t get much more serious than assault with intent to murder. In this case, Your Honor, the defendant -- the facts indicate that the victim was stabbed approximately 15 times, multiple times in the neck area,” Fitz said in court.
Fitz said Lewis, the suspect, and Six had not known each other for long but that there were “domestic overtones” to the case.
“But there was some connection with the defendant and other persons that were living in that house,” added Fitz.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department at 269-663-8444.
Lewis is scheduled for his next court appearance on September 22nd.
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