Man stabbed multiple times in mobile home park near Indiana border


NILES, MI — A 27-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a man several times Saturday in a mobile home park near the Michigan-Indiana border.

Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg Police Chief Douglas Westrick said the 63-year-old Edwardsburg man who was stabbed had stabilized before being flown to a hospital in South Bend for treatment.

The incident was reported around 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Colonial Acres Mobile Home Park in Edwardsburg, about 10 miles (10 miles) southeast of Niles.

Westrick said police received reports of a stabbing at the mobile home park and arrived to find the 63-year-old Edwardsburg man with multiple stab wounds. The person responsible had fled before the officers showed up.

The 27-year-old suspect, a South Bend resident, later entered and stole several vehicles while the investigation was underway by the Michigan State Police and the Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg Police Department, Westrick said.

Officers sent a message through Cass County Central Dispatch that the police must search for the stolen vehicles. A Cass County sheriff saw one later and conducted a traffic stop.

The 27-year-old was arrested and detained in the Cass County Jail on charges of attempted murder, assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, illegally driving a car and assault with a dangerous weapon, Westrick said.

He has not yet been brought to trial on the charges.

Anyone with information about the incident is requested to contact the Ontwa Township – Edwardsburg Police Department at 269-663-8444.

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