UPDATE: Juvenile stabbing suspect will not be tried as an adult

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: June 20, 1:27 p.m.
The 15-year-old Iron Mountain male accused of stabbing a gas station attendant back in March will not be charged as an adult.

After his disposition in probate court, he was sent back to Sault Tribe until a secure treatment program can be found for him.

The 15-year-old Iron Mountain male accused of stabbing a gas station attendant was in Dickinson County Probate Court for a preliminary exam Monday.

The date of the incident was February 22, 2019. According to the Iron Mountain Police Department, the 15-year-old male entered the 22-year-old woman’s place of work, a Krist Oil Convenience store, and requested assistance with obtaining merchandise from a cooler. They say the accused then stabbed the victim three times in the lower back with a large kitchen knife. After allegedly stabbing the clerk, the juvenile male suspect fled from the store on foot. A very short time later, the suspect was taken into custody inside the McDonald’s restaurant located across US-2 from the convenience store.

The 22 year old victim was treated for her injuries and released from the hospital.

The suspect is lodged in a Juvenile Detention Center pending court action. He is being charged with one count of assault with intent to murder, a felony that can be punished by up to life in prison. The accused waived his right to a preliminary exam on March 18, 2019.

Dickinson County Probate Court is currently working on scheduling a pre-trial at this time. TV6 & FOX UP will have more information on this story when it becomes available.

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