Knife attack leads to assault charges

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A fight during the River Raisin Festival led to one man being hospitalized for a knife wound and a Tipton man housed in the Lenawee County Jail on felonious assault charges. John Burtle, 23, of Blissfield was assaulted at 1:43 a.m. on July 13 by Bradley Bences, 57, of Tipton, in the 100 block of South Lane Street in Blissfield.

The assault was a continuation of a fight that began in the beer tent of the annual festival. Burtle’s throat was allegedly slashed by Bences and he was transported to an unnamed hospital in Toledo. Blissfield police believe alcohol was a factor in the altercation.

Bences was arrested by Blissfield Police at ProMedica Bixby Hospital in Adrian where he was being treated for injuries unrelated to the fight with Burtle. Arraignment of Bences was on Monday, July 15, for the single charge of felonious assault with a dangerous weapon.

This charge could get Bences up to four years in prison and a $2,000 fine.

A preliminary exam is scheduled for July 29 at 1 p.m. in Lenawee County District Court. Bences is being held in the Lenawee County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

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