(Update) Stabbing and Beating in Atlantic Early Monday Morning


January 28th, 2013 by admin

In an update to our story early Monday morning, the Atlantic Police Department late Monday afternoon said at around 3:30-a.m., officers with the A-PD responded to an area behind 1011 Birch Street after receiving a call about a fight in progress . Upon arrival, officers found several subjects in the area and fleeing the scene.

Soon thereafter, they discovered 43-year old Robert Leslie of Atlantic suffering from puncture and slashing wounds.  The man was taken to Cass County Hospital for treatment and remained hospitalized Monday evening.

Two suspects were taken into custody at the scene, while a third person was arrested later, following the execution of a search warrant at 900 Hickory Street, in Atlantic. The individuals arrested were identified as  18-year old Bryce Baker, 21-year old Austin Nelson and 23-year old Mykel Thorn, all of Atlantic. Each of the suspects has been charged with Felony willful injury, and going armed with intent. All three have been booked into the Cass County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation and additional charges are possible.