Man held in father’s stabbing

ONTONAGON — A Watersmeet man was arrested in Ontonagon County after allegedly stabbing his father Monday.

The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of a stabbing at Merritt’s Travel Center in Mass City at 5:47 p.m. Monday. The victim, the suspect’s father, was not seriously injured, the Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. No further information was available, including the location of the stab wound.

Marcus Bain, 23, of Watersmeet was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm – less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and police officer – assaulting, resisting or obstructing.

Bain was arraigned in 98th District Court Tuesday. Bond was set at $250,000 or 10 percent with conditions.

His probable cause conference was set for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 11.

The U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer and Michigan Department of Natural (DNR) assisted with the complaint, helping take Bain into custody, according to a release.

“This incident illustrates the cooperative nature of how policing works in rural areas,” said Lt. Ryan Aho, DNR district law supervisor in Marquette. “It also shows how our conservation officers perform a wide range of duties in support and protection of local communities and their residents.”

Michigan conservation officers are fully commissioned state peace officers who provide natural resources protection, ensure recreational safety and protect citizens by providing general law enforcement duties and lifesaving operations in the communities they serve.

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