Attempted murder in Manistique

MANISTIQUE – Formal charges are being sought against a Manistique man accused of allegedly attempting to murder a Manistique woman Monday night, according to the arresting agency.

The 31-year-old victim was transported by ambulance to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital where she was treated for a severe laceration wound to her throat, according to Manistique Public Safety Director Ken Golat.

A male suspect was arrested and lodged in the county jail on one count of attempted murder which is a felony punishable by up to life in prison.

He remains in jail without bond.

Golat stated in a news release Tuesday the Manistique Public Safety Ambulance was dispatched at 11:52 p.m. Monday to a residence on the 600 block of Michigan Avenue regarding a woman with a laceration to her throat.

Upon arrival, officers immediately treated the woman and transported her to the hospital.

“It was determined that the victim did not live at the residence where the officers were called but that she had gone to this home to seek assistance for her wounds,” stated Golat.

“Continuing investigation by officers determined that the victim had been assaulted by a 58-year-old Manistique male resident who was located at 651 Garden Avenue and placed under arrest at approximately 2 a.m.,” Golat explained in the news release.

Police are withholding the name of the suspect pending his arraignment and authorization of formal charges in Schoolcraft County District Court.

Manistique Public Safety was assisted in the investigation by Sault Tribal Police and Michigan State Police from the Manistique Detachment.

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