Arraignment to be held this morning in Atlantic in Jan. stabbing incident


February 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Arraignment hearings will be held this morning in Cass County District Court, for three men facing Willful Injury and Going Armed with Intent charges, associated with a stabbing that occurred late last month. 18-year old Bryce Baker, 21-year old Austin Nelson, and 23-year old Mykel Thorn, all of Atlantic, are scheduled to appear in court on the felony charges.

The charges are connected to the stabbing of 43-year old Robert Leslie, of Atlantic, during the early morning hours of January 28th. Police responding to the vicinity of 1011 Birch Street after receiving a call about a fight in progress, found several subjects in the area, and fleeing the scene. Soon thereafter they discovered Leslie, suffering from puncture and slashing wounds. He was hospitalized, but has since been released.

Two of the suspects were taken into custody at the scene, while the third was arrested later, following the execution of a search warrant at 900 Hickory Street, in Atlantic. Baker and Thoren were released from custody on $15,000 bond each, last Thursday. Nelson bond was set at $15,000. All three are scheduled to appear for their trials on March 26th.