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Published: Monday, 7/9/2012

Michigan man arrested after stabbing, police chase


MONROE — A Newport, Mich., man is being held in the Monroe County jail after he allegedly stabbed a man and then leading sheriff’s deputies on a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash early today, authorities said.

The suspect, 20, has been charged with attempted homicide and fleeing and eluding police. His name is being withheld pending indictment, Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies said.

The 25-year-old victim, also from Newport, was taken to Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe with a single stab wound, according to the sheriff’s office. His name and condition were not released.

Deputies responding to a report of a stabbing during a disturbance arrived at 2:22 a.m. at the 8400 block of Gidget Court in Frenchtown Township and found the victim on the front porch of a residence. They then learned that the stabbing occurred after an altercation between the two men in the street in front of the victim’s residence and that the suspect had fled in a car, deputies said.

After the car’s description was broadcast, a sheriff’s deputy, who happened to be in the vicinity of Nadeau Road and southbound I-75, saw the car fleeing the area. A pursuit ensued and went on for several miles, south on I-75, north on North Dixie Highway, and then through several residential neighborhoods, according to the sheriff’s office.

Finally, the suspect’s car ran over stop sticks as it fled west on Swan Creek Road near Newport South Road. The car then crashed into a patrol car at the northbound I-75 entrance ramp from Newport Road, at which time the driver was arrested, deputies said.

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