Hart man stabbed in love triangle dispute

February 20, 2024

Hart man stabbed in love triangle dispute

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor

WEBBER TOWNSHIP, Lake County — A 31-year-old Hart man is listed in “stable but serious condition” after being stabbed Sunday, Feb. 18, near Baldwin, according to Michigan State Police Sgt. Dan Thomas of the Hart post.

The stabbing, which was the result of an apparent love triangle, occurred in the 200 block of Tin Cup Circle around 5 p.m., said Sgt. Thomas. 

“It stemmed from a dispute between the girlfriend’s current and estranged boyfriend,” he said. 

A 19-year-old Georgia man, who was the apparent former boyfriend, allegedly stabbed the Hart man, who apparently is the current boyfriend. The Hart man was transported by Life EMS to Corewell Health Ludington Hospital where he was airlifted to Corewell Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, said Thomas. According to a Branch Township resident who contacted MCP, the Hart man sought medical treatment from her at her home in Branch Township; she was not connected to the case nor did she know the identity to those involved in the case. 

The 19-year-old Georgia man was arrested and lodged in the Lake County Jail on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. The 18-year-old woman involved was unharmed, he said. 

No other details were immediately available.

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