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Police Looking For Suspect In Hatchet Assault
Friday Jul 18, 2014 9:43am
By: Mike Stiles
(STURGIS) - Sturgis Police are looking for the person who allegedly assaulted an individual with a hatchet.
Officers were called to the Quail Run Apartments at 1011 Cato Lane just before 10 PM Thursday on a report of two people fighting and one of them being attacked with a hatchet.
Officers located the male victim who had left the area on foot and was at the Kroger Gas Station. He suffered a large cut to the hand and a gash to the upper back.
The victim said he was attacked by a black male with a short build and short dreadlocks who was wielding a hatchet. The victim said he only knew the subject as “CJ” and that he lived in the area.
The victim was taken to Sturgis Hospital by Life Care Ambulance.
Officers have identified a person of interest and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact the Sturgis Police Department at 651-3231.