68-year-old accused of stabbing man in senior citizen love triangle
Two men in their 60s were fighting over a woman when one pulled a knife and stabbed the other in Ypsilanti Township last week, police said.
Earl Stegall, 68, of Ypsilanti Township, was arraigned on charges of assault with intent to murder in the district court on Saturday in connection with the stabbing of a 63-year-old man.
The incident took place at a residence on the 600 block of Bagley at 5:30 p.m. on May 16, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.
“They’d had some bad blood in the past regarding a female,” said Sgt. Geoffrey Fox of the sheriff’s office.
Stegall and the victim both showed up at the same home by coincidence.
“It was an acquaintance they both had in common,” Fox said.
The brouhaha instantly ensued. Stegall initiated the fight, pulling out a medium-sized folding pocketknife and attacking the 63-year-old man, who sustained non-threatening stab wounds to his upper body and cuts on his forearms and hands, police said.
When police arrived, the victim was restraining Stegall on the floor.
“It was a fairly short incident,” Fox said.
Stegall was arrested and taken to the Washtenaw County Jail, where he was released on a personal recognizance bond. His preliminary examination is scheduled to take place next week.