A 68-year-old Macomb Township man remains listed in critical condition after being stabbed 14 times at his home late last week.
The victim had wounds to his torso and face. His assailant, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, was a man he shared a home with in the Camelot Villa Mobile Home Park.
Ronald Roude, 54, remains in custody at the Macomb County Jail after being charged with assault and attempted murder in the Thursday stabbing. He appeared in 41-A District Court in Shelby Township on Friday, when his bond was set at $150,000.
The victim managed to call 911 after the attack. Upon arrival, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies found a hunting knife in a dresser drawer.
In the recording, the victim can be heard laboring to breathe as he conveys information to the dispatcher from the kitchen. He initially is able to give Roude’s name and location in the home.
Dispatcher: “Why did he stab you?”
Victim: “He, he’s been off his meds.”
Dispatcher: “Does he have a mental disorder?”
Dispatcher: “What kind of mental disorder?”
Victim: “He’s bipolar.”
With police and ambulance crews en route, the dispatcher prompted the victim to search for a clean towel to apply pressure to his wounds.
At one point, Roude’s voice can be heard in the background and the victim stops responding to the dispatcher’s questions for more than a minute.
“I feel like I’m going to pass out,” the victim finally responds.
At that point, the victim tells the dispatcher that Roude is in the kitchen with him, before moving out to a front room.
Roughly nine minutes into the call, sheriff’s deputies can be heard entering the home and ordering Roude to put his hands behind his back.