A dispute over usage of a laptop computer allegedly led to a 21-year-old man assaulting his younger brother with a hunting knife at their West Bloomfield Township residence, resulting in a wound on his brother’s back.
The incident reportedly took place at 11 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at a residence on Cardinal Ridge, when the suspect was in his room using his laptop computer. His brother was downstairs playing video games on an XBox.
The victim, 19, was playing on the XBox Live online service and noticed a slowdown in the gameplay, and suspected his brother’s laptop was taking up Wi-Fi speed.
The victim went upstairs to confront his brother, 21, regarding the laptop usage and they had a discussion. The victim then left the room, but returned a few minutes later, still noticing a slowdown. The victim then grabbed the laptop and headed downstairs.
His brother allegedly grabbed a hunting knife from under his pillow, reached over the banister and allegedly reportedly made a slashing motion with the knife at his brother, hitting him in the back.
The slash resulted in a 9-inch cut to the victim, who then went outside and smashed the laptop computer against the ground.
The victim called his parents and his mother drove him to Henry Ford Hospital-West Bloomfield to receive treatment for the wound.
West Bloomfield police officers arrested the suspect and he was arraigned on charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and assault with a dangerous weapon.
His bond was set at $75,000 cash and he is being lodged at the Oakland County Jail.