Police seek charges against 2 men in drug-related stabbing
Police are seeking charges against two men accused of barging into the Ypsilanti apartment of an acquaintance early Tuesday and stabbing him.
Ypsilanti police Sgt. Thomas Eberts confirmed Wednesday that arrest warrants are in the works for a 47-year-old man and a 28-year-old man.
Police are currently seeking the men, both of Ypsilanti. The 47-year-old man will be charged with first-degree home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion and assault with a dangerous weapon. The 28-year-old man will face only the two home invasion charges.
The men were told to leave an apartment in the 200 block of North Hamilton in Ypsilanti and then allegedly came back around 3 a.m., kicked in the door and stabbed the 47-year-old man who lives there, police said.
The two men police are looking for were acquainted with the victim.
"It's all drug related," said Eberts.
The two suspects came over to the apartment where the victim was drinking alcohol and possibly smoking crack cocaine with a few other people, police said. The victim told the two men he was busy and didn't want them there.
The men departed, but soon returned. The 47-year-old suspect was armed with a pocket knife. The two men barged in and the suspect used the knife to stab the victim in the shoulder, according to police.
The man suffered severe lacerations to his left shoulder and upper arm. He was transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital where he was treated for the wounds and interviewed by police. He was released soon afterward.