2013-09-05 / Front Page

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Man to face 4 felonies for alleged assault

MANISTIQUE – A Manistique man is facing four felony charges after an incident last week.

According to a press release from the Manistique Public Safety Department, officers received a call at 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 28 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 was transported to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, where he was later treated and released.

Gordon Daniel Baker II, 35, of Manistique, was apprehended and arraigned in 93rd District Court on 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 10 years in prison.

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

No bond was set for Baker a preliminary hearing was set for Monday at 1:45 p.m.

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