ISHPEMING, Mich. (WZMQ) – UPDATE: The Ishpeming man who was arrested after stabbing an out-of-state man during a road rage incident was arraigned in the 96th District Court in Marquette County on Thursday afternoon.
The 29-year-old man, Jonathan Jay Bluebird, was charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. He entered a “not guilty” plea during the arraignment.
Bluebird is currently still lodged in the Marquette County Jail. Bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety.
He will be due back in court on July 27 for a Probable Cause Conference, and on August 3 for a Preliminary Hearing.
An Ishpeming man is facing a felony assault charge after police say he stabbed another man in a road rage incident early Thursday.
Ishpeming City Police says it happened at 2:57 a.m. in the area of Division and Main Streets in downtown Ishpeming.
Detective Sergeant Brandon Nylander says an investigation revealed the incident began at Washington St. and Saginaw St. south of the city. The 41-year-old man from out of state ran a stop sign, nearly causing a collision with the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect vehicle chased the man into downtown Ishpeming, where three people from the suspect vehicle confronted him.
The out-of-state man was stabbed. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released at the scene.
The 29-year-old suspect was still at the scene when police arrived. He was arrested and taken to the Marquette County Jail. He is being charged with felony assault with intent to do great bodily harm.
Det. Sgt. Nylander says the two others from the suspect vehicle are not charged at this time, but the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The suspect’s name is withheld pending his arraignment, which is anticipated to be within a day of his booking. Det. Sgt. Nylander says the suspect has no prior assaultive or violent history on record.
The victim’s name is also being withheld at this time.