Man jailed in violent attack on girlfriend, her friend

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has been arrested after police say he stabbed and kidnapped his girlfriend early Friday morning.

Emmett Township Public Safety Officers were called to the 100 block of Glynlee Street in Emmett Township, near Battle Creek, around 1:55 a.m. Friday on a reported stabbing.

When officers arrived, they found a woman who had been assaulted and cut with a knife.

“The people that were in the house at the time told us there was a second female in the house who had been stabbed and taken against her will from the home,” said Lt. Tony Geigle of the Emmett Twp. Dept. of Public Safety.  “There were several people who were in the home at the time including a group of kids who were hiding in the back bedroom.”

Witnesses told police that the Battle Creek suspect was the boyfriend of the second victim and they were arguing when the suspect picked up a knife, hitting the first woman and stabbing the second.

A 12-year-old boy who had been hiding in the back bedroom broke out a back window and ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911.

Geigle said the boy likely prevented the situation from getting worse.

“I think that the fact that he was able to keep his wits and escape out the window to call for police he most likely could have saved everyone in that house,” Geigle said.

A K-9 unit from Albion Police Department helped Emmett Township officers find the suspect and the victim laying in the woods suffering from multiple stab wounds.

“Apparently she just made a comment to herself something to the effect of, ‘thank God I hear the dog coming I don’t care if he bites me or not he’s just gonna find me,'” said Geigle of the victim.  “She saw the spotlight and she was happy she said I’d never been so happy to see the police.”

The second victim was taken to the hospital where police said she has been treated and released.   The first victim denied treatment at the scene and is expected to be okay.

The suspect is in custody awaiting arraignment at the Calhoun County Jail. He is expected to be charged Monday with Felonious Aggravated Assault, Attempted Murder and Kidnapping.

The incident remains under investigation and is being reviewed by Emmett Department of Public Safety Detectives.

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