By Pat Maurer
A 37 year-old Harrison man, Timothy Allen Lyon, is facing a count of assault with intent to commit murder after he allegedly stabbed Jacob Anthony, 36, also of Harrison, multiple times during a fight last Friday evening.
Clare County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Frost Township residence on Forest Road May 15 around 11:20 p.m. about two men fighting in a driveway. Deputies were told while in route that one of the men was dragging the other down a neighbor’s driveway.
When deputies arrived they found Jacob Anthony on the ground with multiple stab wounds. They were told Lyon ran east from the scene.
Clare County deputies, Frost Township Police, Michigan State Police troopers, Clare City Police and Michigan Department of Natural Resources officers began what became an extensive twelve hour search of the area using police tracking dogs and the Michigan State Police Aviation Unit.
They were finally able to locate and arrest Lyon in the search area, a release from the Sheriff’s Department said. He was taken to the Clare County Jail.
Lyon was arraigned in 80th District Court Tuesday by Magistrate Karen Willing. He was charged with attempted murder, a felony carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison; and with a violent offender, habitual offender fourth offense notice, which carries a 25-year mandatory minimum sentence if he is convicted.
Bond was set at $1,000,000 cash surety. Lyon remains lodged in the Clare County Jail.
Anthony was taken by Mobile Medical Response Ambulance to MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare for treatment, where he was listed earlier this week in critical condition, but improving daily. A family member reported on Facebook Tuesday afternoon that Anthony’s breathing tubes had been removed and he is expected to recover.
The cause of the incident is still under investigation, Sheriff John Wilson reported. He said he would like to commend the law enforcement agencies, Clare County Central Dispatch, medical personnel, citizens, the Clare County Emergency Manager and media for a joint team effort.