Man arrested, charged after stabbing incident in Dickinson County

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LORETTO, Mich. (WLUC) - The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office responded to an emergency call of a stabbing in Loretto, Mich., on Nov. 18 at approximately 10:40 p.m.

Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with a 44-year-old man who had suffered a stab wound to his chest. Deputies were made aware of the alleged stabbing suspect's location, set a perimeter and the Dickinson County Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.) was activated.

After attempts to negotiate with the suspect were exhausted, the C.I.R.T. tactical team made entry by order of a search warrant drafted by the Dickinson County Prosecutor's Office.

The suspect, Timothy John Lapine, 45, was taken into custody. He was lodged at the Dickinson County Correctional Center following his arrest.

Lapine was charged by the Dickinson County Prosecutor's Office for Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder and Habitual Offender - Fourth Notice. He was arraigned on Nov. 20 on those charges and a bond was set at $100,000 cash/surety.

The 44-year-old victim was evaluated by a responding ambulance and sought his own medical attention.

The C.I.R.T. Tactical Team consists of law enforcement officers from the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Kingsford Public Safety Department, Iron Mountain Police Department and Norway City Police Department.

Deputies were assisted on scene by the Michigan State Police, North Alert and Integrated Response Ambulances.

Lapine has a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m. in Dickinson County District Court.

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