assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man who pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon has been sentenced. 

Joshua Myers, 33, was accused of inflicting a 3- to 4-inch cut on another man’s neck in an August 21 incident in Escanaba. The 26-year-old victim sustained a superficial injury.

Myers was originally charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and habitual offender, fourth offense. He pleaded to assault with a dangerous weapon and the other charges were dropped.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been charged in connection with a stabbing incident in Negaunee last month. 

The Negaunee Police Department says it happened December 10. Tyler Yelle, 31, is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery.

He remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a $100,000 cash/surety bond.

The male victim received medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. 

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A Manistique man has been arrested for a violent home invasion incident in the city early Tuesday morning.  

Manistique Public Safety was called around 11 a.m. to a home on the 600 block of Manistique Avenue on a report that someone had broken in and assaulted a woman who lived there. Officers determined it had happened in the early morning hours and that there was a second victim, who lived several blocks away on Garden Avenue.

BESSEMER, MI--   Police have released the name of an Ironwood Township man who had a standoff with police Tuesday.

The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office was called to Vanderhagen Road around 2 p.m. on a report that a man had shot a pellet gun at his neighbor’s house. When deputies confronted Leonard Hellier, 47, he threatened them while holding a machete. Officers tazed him, but Hellier got back into his house and barricaded himself inside with weapons.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Ewen man accused of stabbing a Marquette man on New Year’s Day has entered a plea in the case.

Casey Kallio, 26, was originally charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and malicious destruction of property in the Washington Street incident.  Victim Christopher Koory, 24, suffered stab wounds to his abdomen, but recovered.

This week Kallio pleaded no contest to assault less than murder. The charge of malicious destruction of property was dropped. 

Sentencing is set for June 5. 

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man initially charged with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder has pleaded to lesser charges. 

Michael Jones, 22, was accused of assaulting two men, breaking van windows, entering a residence without permission, and fleeing police in a January incident.  He pleaded guilty on Friday to third-degree home invasion, fleeing and eluding, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and operating while intoxicated.

Jones’ original charges also included assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of malicious destruction of property.

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI--   An Iron Mountain man accused of trying to stab another man to death has been sentenced.  

Aaron Hodges, 44, was originally charged with attempted murder in an assault last October at a Felch Township camp.  In January he pleaded no contest to assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder.

Hodges was sentenced Tuesday to 26 months to 15 years in prison. 

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba suspect has been bound over to circuit court on assault charges. 

Michael Jones, 22, is accused of being under the influence of alcohol when he assaulted two Escanaba men, broke van windows, and fled police. 

He’s charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, fleeing and eluding, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of malicious destruction of property, and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Arraignment is set for March 9 in Delta County Circuit Court. 

ESCANABA, MI--   An Escanaba man is facing criminal charges for the second time in three years. 

Michael Scott Jones, 22, was arrested Thursday on six charges, including assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and fleeing and eluding an officer.  He remains lodged in the Delta County Jail.

Jones was also arrested in 2012 for home invasion and felonious assault.  He was sentenced to 11 months in jail. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   State Police have released the name of the man accused of shooting a family member in Palmer over the weekend.  

Richard Lehto, 52, is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, firearm usage under the influence and domestic violence-3rd offense.

A firearm was reportedly discharged during an argument Saturday between Lehto and his 18-year-old son, Zachary.  The younger Lehto was taken to Marquette General Hospital and underwent emergency surgery.  He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

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