A 21-year-old Mount Pleasant man was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Saturday for assault with intent to murder at in the 2000 block of S. Lyndale Lane in Union Township.
Police say Hieu Trong Nguyen allegedly stabbed a 42-year-old Mount Pleasant man in the upper body following an argument, Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said. He was arraigned on Monday for two felonies at the Isabella County Courthouse.
“They got into an altercation,” Mioduszewski said. “It does happen once and a while. We are certainly not immune to this sort of thing.”
Nguyen was charged with assault with intent to murder, which can carry a sentence of life in prison, and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, which could send him to prison for 10 years or require a $10,000 fine.
Detective Dale Heugel made the arrest, and Nguyen was lodged in Isabella County Jail on $1 million bond, due to the “severity” of the alleged crimes.
According to Mioduszewski, the incident occurred in a private residence and had no ties to Central Michigan University, despite its close proximity to students celebrating Welcome Weekend. Mioduszewski said alcohol was not involved during the incident.
“They had nothing to do with CMU,” he said of the two men.
The sheriff’s department is still investigating continuing to gather evidence, Mioduszewski said. Since the investigation is still active, he declined to provide information regarding witness statements gathered at the scene.
“We make sure all the evidence is collected, so we can conduct a thorough investigation,” he said. “We want to make sure we have all the facts.”