Man held in triple stabbing in Garden City

Christine Ferretti
The Detroit News

Garden City police said Sunday a 41-year-old man who is believed to be homeless and wanted for questioning in connection with a triple stabbing was in police custody.

Marlin Jermaine Day, who goes by Jermaine and had been sought as a person of interest in the attack, was being held by Garden City police, according to a police statement released at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The statement did not provide details about where Day was found or if he had been questioned.

In a statement released earlier Sunday, Garden City Police Chief Robert Muery said witnesses and victims reported that a 24-year-old female resident of the complex in the 28800 block of Pardo, off Ford Road, had just pulled up in her car when she was attacked and beaten around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Her screams brought other residents to her aid; three rescuers were stabbed in the incident, including Day’s 45-year-old sister.

The woman, who along with the other victims was not being named by police, was cut in the hand.

Police said a 21-year-old man was stabbed in the arm and a 60-year-old woman, who was babysitting at the complex, sustained a stab wound to the head.

Officials said paramedics tended to the victims while officers from Garden City and Dearborn Heights began searching for the suspect, who reportedly fled on foot.

Muery said none of the injuries were life-threatening.