Dowagiac man charged with assault with attempt to murder


A 48-year-old Dowagiac man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a 39-year-old woman.

The Dowagiac Police Department was called to a home in the 200 block of Jefferson Street just before midnight Tuesday.

When they arrived, 48-year-old James Starling was attempting to leave, but was detained by police.

Police located the 39-year-old woman who had been injured multiple times.

The investigation revealed Starling and woman are in a domestic relationship and they got into an argument.

During the argument, Starling allegedly grabbed a weapon and stabbed the woman.

She was taken to Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital and is stable.

Starling was taken to the Cass County Jail. He was arraigned Wednesday on charges of assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, and domestic violence third offense.

Starling is being held on $100,000 bond.

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