Walkerville woman arrested for allegedly stabbing man she met on dating site.

May 20, 2016

OCSO cruiserBy Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP — A 20-year-old Walkerville woman was arrested by deputies from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Thursday night, May 19, after allegedly stabbing a 21-year-old Muskegon man who she met on an online dating site, said Lt. Craig Mast.

The woman was eventually located by a Muskegon County K-9 tracking dog in a “thicket of briars” in federal forest land Mast said.

The stabbing allegedly occurred at the Brown’s Farm camping area in the federal forest, Mast said. Deputies were dispatched at 9:28 p.m. to River Road near 144th Avenue, where they found the victim near a vehicle. He was stabbed multiple times, Mast said, sustaining injuries to his neck and shoulder area. He is being treated at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon for “serious injuries.” The man lost “a considerable amount of blood,” he said, but is expected to recover.

The suspect, who had blood on her clothing, was observed by campers in the area, the lieutenant said. “She advised them that she had outstanding warrants and wasn’t sticking around” and fled into the forest.

The tracking dog picked up her scent, following the track “well into the forest,” Mast said and located the suspect hiding in a thicket of briars. She was arrested and lodged in the Oceana County Jail.

Police are not releasing her name pending arraignment. The woman could face a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or felonious assault, Mast said.

A person who identified himself as a witness contacted OCP, stating that his friend probably saved the victim’s life. “I was there,” he said.

The witness said that the victim left his car in the middle of Adams Road, east of 120th Avenue. The victim banged on the window of a residence, seeking assistance, the witness said. He was “totally covered in blood,” he said. “He was bleeding bad and sought help from us.”

“My friend probably saved his life looking at how much blood he lost,” the witness said. The victim was stabbed in the neck three times, he said, and a main artery may have been hit based on the amount of blood loss.

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