Man arrested for allegedly assaulting homeless man in Mount Clemens

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
Macomb County Sheriff

Mount Clemens — The Macomb County Sheriff's Office arrested a 40-year-old man Friday in connection with an aggravated assault, deputies said. 

The attack happened at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the area of 40 N. Main St., in Mount Clemens. Deputies said a 45-year-old homeless man was assaulted while lying on the ground and stole his backpack. A witness to the assault called 911. 

When police arrived, they found the victim with a bloody nose and swollen eyes. He was unable to answer any questions from officers and was transported to the hospital. He remains in critical condition, authorities said. 

Sheriff officials identified a second witness to the attack as well as surveillance footage of the incident.

The suspect was taken into custody Friday afternoon by the U.S. Marshall Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team. The suspect, like the victim, is currently homeless, deputies said. 

The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office has authorized a warrant for the suspect on one count of assault with intent to murder and unarmed robbery. 

The suspect is expected to be arraigned Monday in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township.

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