Local briefing

2 arraigned for

Curtis stabbing

By Journal Staff

MARQUETTE — Zachary Roll and Christopher Bryant II, both of Germfask, were arraigned Thursday in the 92nd District Court on felony charges related to a stabbing in Curtis early Wednesday morning.

According to a press release from the Michigan State Police post in St. Ignace, the two suspects were arrested at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday on multiple felony counts after they were allegedly observed by witnesses breaking into the Lakeside Grocery and Liquor store in Curtis.

They were arrested Wednesday and lodged at the Mackinaw County jail on charges of breaking and entering, larceny from a building, attempted murder, possession of a dangerous weapon and habitual offender, according to the release.

Troopers from the St. Ignace Post were dispatched to the scene Wednesday morning to investigate the alleged breaking and entering in progress.

Central Dispatch advised that patrons of the Shipwreck bar in Curtis observed two males breaking into the Lakeside Grocery and Liquor store.

Upon arrival, troopers determined the witnesses had the suspects detained, but not before one suspect had allegedly stabbed a witness who was trying to detain him. The victim reportedly sought his own treatment for the non-life-threatening wound.

The suspects allegedly arrived at the scene in a stolen vehicle, according to the release. The scene and vehicle were secured by troopers.

Teen arrested in U.P. drug bust

By Journal Staff

MARQUETTE — Detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team conducted an investigation leading to the arrest Thursday of a 19-year-old male from Grand Rapids.

According to a press release from UPSET-West, after a month-long investigation, detectives obtained information the suspect was allegedly selling marijuana, acid and prescription medication in Houghton County.

Detectives executed two search warrants in the city of Houghton and seized marijuana packaged for distribution along with prescription medication suspected of being altered with acid.

The suspect was lodged at the Houghton County Jail on multiple felony drug charges, according to the release.

UPSET-West was assisted by officers from Michigan Tech University, Houghton City Police Department, Houghton County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan State Police K-9 Unit.

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