Man charged with felonious assault set for fall trial

ESCANABA – An Escanaba man, whose knife fight was thwarted by the victim punching him in the face, will go to trial this fall on one count of felonious assault.

Joshua John Myers, 30, allegedly tried to start a knife fight at an Escanaba residence on the 300 block of North 18th Street on April 19 when the intended victim punched him in the face.

Myers was treated at OSF St. Francis Hospital. He was later lodged at Delta County Jail on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, also known as felonious assault.

Myers has since posted a $1,000 surety bond and was released from jail. He was ordered to not have contact with the victim.

According to Escanaba Public Safety, the victim was not injured during the incident which occurred around 8:09 p.m.

Myers’ jury trial is scheduled for Oct. 6-7 in Delta County Circuit Court. Felonious assault carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison and a $2,000 fine.

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Jenny Lancour, (906) 786-2021, ext. 143,