Charges filed in Escanaba knife attack

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man — accused of assaulting a man with a knife in Escanaba earlier this week — was officially charged with a 10-year felony in Delta County District Court on Tuesday.

Joshua John Myers, 33, of 1812 S. 16th St., Escanaba, was arrested Monday afternoon after he allegedly injured a 26-year-old Escanaba resident who sustained a three- to four-inch superficial knife wound on his throat, according to Escanaba Public Safety.

Emergency medical personnel treated the victim at the scene on the 800 block of 2nd Avenue South.

Myers had fled from the incident location and was apprehended by police inside a residence nearby. Officers also recovered the weapon allegedly used in the assault reported to have occurred around 3 p.m.

Prior to being arrested, Rampart Ambulance transported Myers to OSF St. Francis Hospital where he was treated for injuries sustained in the incident.

During his arraignment in district court, Myers was officially charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Myers remains lodged in the county jail in lieu of an $80,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary examination in district court on Sept. 7.

District Court Judge Steve Parks ordered Myers to have no contact with the victim. He was also ordered to not use drugs or alcohol, not to enter bars, and not to possess firearms. He must also submit to random drug testing.