The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office assured the public Tuesday that it was safe to go about their business after the arrest of a suspect was made by several law enforcement officers in a public place.
A 25-year-old Lee Township man, with an outstanding warrant for assault and believed to be armed with handgun, was taken into custody during the noon hour in the parking lot of an Allegan business. The unnamed suspect, being held in the Correctional Center, is believed to be involved in a stabbing of a 28-year-old Lee Township man on Jan. 13.
The stabbing is still under investigation, however, an assault and battery warrant was initially issued as the investigation continues. Detectives are in the process of obtaining search warrants and will be meeting with the prosecutor’s office regarding additional charges.
Sheriff’s office deputies were assisted in the arrest by Allegan City Police Department officers.