Detroit man charged with stabbing son-in-law, 25

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Pontiac — A 47-year-old Detroit man faces assault charges for allegedly stabbing his son-in-law after the victim found him in bed with a relative, officials said.

Henry Michael Allen was arraigned Wednesday in 50th District Court on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and felonious assault. Bond was set by Judge Cynthia Walker at $75,000 cash.

The 25-year-old victim told officials he was stabbed after arriving home around 3:35 a.m. Saturday to the 100 block of West Rundell Avenue, where he discovered Allen lying naked in bed.

The younger man began to argue with Allen, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The altercation moved outside the home where Allen allegedly stabbed his son-in-law in the back.

The suspect fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle, officials said.

Deputies responded to McLaren Hospital where the victim was receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries, including a possibly perforated right lung. He was in listed in stable condition Monday, officials said.

Deputies also located the female relative at the hospital, seeking treatment for sexual assault.

The woman told deputies she was out drinking with Allen and passed out shortly after returning home. She did not know what had happened until the younger man woke her up, she said.

The woman was medically cleared by McLaren staff and transported to the Haven START Program for further examination, officials said. She then was taken to a family member’s residence.

An investigation into the alleged sexual assault continues, officials said.

Allen recently was released from prison and was staying with the younger man and woman. He previously was convicted in 1992 of armed robbery and sentenced to three to 20 years in prison, officials said. He was released in 2012.

The man also pleaded guilty this year to assault with a dangerous weapon in Taylor. He received probation in April.

He had an active “show cause” warrant from Taylor’s 23rd District Court.

Allen is expected back in 50th District Court on Sept. 16 for a preliminary examination before Judge Preston Thomas.

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