Resident stabbed by relative

RAPID RIVER – A 64-year-old Rapid River man – who was allegedly stabbed by a female relative – was lodged in jail Thursday on charges of domestic violence and manufacturing marijuana, according to Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post.

Clyde J. Hardwick, of 8346 25 Lane, Rapid River, was arraigned Thursday in Delta County District Court on one count of controlled substance – delivery/manufacture of marijuana and one count of aggravated domestic violence, according to court officials.

Troopers were dispatched to a stabbing in Masonville Township at around 11 p.m. Wednesday where they found the injured subject, said a news release from the post. Hardwick was transported to OSF St. Francis Hospital where he was treated for his wound. He was then taken to the Delta County Jail where he remain lodged this morning.

Investigation into the incident determined the stabbing was a domestic violence situation involving the subject’s 20-year-old stepdaughter, said police. During a search on the property, troopers located the weapon – a knife – and also found an illegal marijuana grow operation. An undisclosed amount of marijuana was seized by police, according to the news release.

During Hardwick’s arraignment on Thursday, bond was set at $5,000 cash. His preliminary examination is scheduled for Sept. 5 in district court.

During a preliminary hearing, the judge determines if there is probable cause a crime has occurred and if the defendant may have been involved. If probable cause is found, the charges are forwarded to circuit court where the defendant may make a plea or go to trial.

The felony charge of manufacturing marijuana carries a maximum sentencing of four years in prison. Aggravated domestic violence is a one-year misdemeanor.