Man stabbed in Marquette is arrested

Victim hit with two frying pans, countered by stabbing his attacker
Marquette man arrested in assault
Marquette man arrested in assault(Source: Associated Press)
Published: Mar. 7, 2021 at 7:25 AM EST
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - A Marquette man is in jail charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Home Invasion and other charges.

The Marquette City Police Department issued a press release on March 6 that Alexander Chapoton, 32, assaulted another man at a home in the 400 Block of West Hewitt St. in Marquette. The incident happened at 4:04 A.M., February 28.

Marquette Police say Chapoton assaulted the male victim with two frying pans. The victim countered by stabbing Chapoton, who was arrested. Both men sustained injuries and were taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment. Both men have been released from the hospital. Both men were acquainted with one another before the incident happened.

The Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office handed down five charges against Chapoton.

1 count: Assault with Intent to Murder – Lifetime Felony

1 count: Home Invasion – First Degree – 20 Year Felony

2 counts: Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder or by Strangulation – 10 Year Felony

1 count: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – 4 year Felony

Chapoton is in the Marquette County Jail. His bond is set at $500,000 Cash or Surety. Chapoton has not yet been arraigned.

Marquette Police were assisted by UPHS-Marquette EMS, Marquette City Fire Department and Northern Michigan University Public Safety.

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