Stabbing suspect arrested

September 24, 2013
Stephen Fairlamb

Stephen Fairlamb

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Stephen Mikel Fairlamb, 19, in connection to the Sunday evening stabbing of a 37-year-old Eden Township man. The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. at the Miller residence at 4550 S. Darr Road.

Fairlamb was living at the home but was not related to the victim. The incident began when the victim learned of a possible relationship between his 14-year-old daughter and Fairlamb, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Fairlamb has been arraigned on charges of felonious assault, assault with intent to murder and criminal sexual conduct third degree. He is being lodged at the Mason County jail on a $500,000 cash bond.

Following the incident, the victim was transported by ambulance to Mason County Airport where he was airlifted by Aeromed to a Grand Rapids hospital. Mason County Sheriff’s Office has reported the wounds were not believed to be life threatening.

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