By Pat Maurer
A Harrison man is out on bond following his arraignment Monday for stabbing a Clare man at a Maple Street address in Clare early Sunday morning.
Clare Police received the call around 2 a.m. March 17.
According to Clare Police Chief Brian Gregory, officers learned that David Nicholas-Cote Cutsinger, 22, allegedly stabbed a 27-year-old Clare man several times during an altercation and then fled the scene. Reportedly he also received minor injuries during the altercation and was treated at the MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare Emergency room, Gregory said.
Officers said Cutsinger contacted Police later in the morning and turned himself in. He was arrested at another Clare location.
Clare Police believe alcohol was involved in the incident.
The victim, Doren Peek of Rosebush, was initially treated at MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare and then transferred to the trauma unit at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland where he was treated for extensive blood loss.
According to officials at the police department, Peek was released from the hospital Tuesday.
After he was treated at the ER, Cutsinger was taken to Harrison and lodged in the Clare County Jail. He was arraigned by Magistrate Karen Willing Monday in 80th District Court and charged with assault with intent to great bodily harm less than murder. He posted bond of $5,000/10 percent cash surety and was released Monday afternoon.
Information received from Clare Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis Wednesday afternoon said, “Based upon additional information that was received, the Prosecutor’s Office amended the Felony Complaint to add an additional charge of Assault with Intent to Murder and a Habitual Offender 2nd Offense notice was also added.”
“The Defendant was re-arraigned today by Magistrate Karen Willing, who set bond at $200,000.00 10%,” Ambrozaitis said.
David Cutsinger is a Harrison resident. He is 22 years old.
According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, Cutsinger has a previous record. He was convicted and sentenced in 2009 for a 2008 home invasion.
Gregory said the current incident is still under investigation.