2013-08-29 / Front Page

Manistique man faces felonies after alleged assault

Incident occurred early Wednesday morning

Gordon Daniel Baker IIGordon Daniel Baker II

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man is facing four felony charges after an incident early Wednesday morning.

According to a press release from the Manistique Public Safety Department, officers received a call at 6:30 a.m. about an assault in progress. Upon arriving at the residence, located at 226 Range St., officers made contact with the alleged victim, Michael Henry Chapek, 51. Chapek appeared to have suffered significant injuries, requiring immediate medical attention. He was transported to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, where he was later treated and released.

Upon further investigation, police identified a suspect, Gordon Daniel Baker II, 35, of Manistique. Baker was apprehended and arraigned in 93rd District Court on Thursday. He faces three charges: first degree home invasion, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; assault with intent to commit murder, a felony punishable by up to life in prison; and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Baker was also charged with habitual offender, fourth offense, a felony that may increase Baker’s sentence upon conviction of the other charges.

Judge Mark E. Louma ordered a “no bond” restriction for Baker, and set a preliminary hearing for Sept. 9 at 1:45 p.m.

Investigation into the incident continues, and police are releasing no further information at this time.

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