The Waterford Township Police Department has apprehended one man allegedly involved in an assault of a Waterford man who was attacked in the parking lot at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, Aug. 28, while a second suspect remains at large.
Waterford police responded to the scene at 40 S. Lynn and discovered a 30-year-old man naked and bleeding in the church’s parking lot. Although the severity of his injuries was causing the man to have difficulty speaking with police, he did tell officers that he knew the two men who assaulted him.
Investigators identified the two men allegedly involved in the incident as 20-year-old Kyle David Hess and 22-year-old Steven Dexter Knoop, both of Waterford.
While Hess was taken into custody without incident in the 3100 block of Sashabaw Road the following day, Wednesday, Aug. 29, officers are still looking for Knoop, who is described as a white male, 5-feet-8-inches tall, 165 pounds, and with short or shaved brown hair. He also has numerous tattoos, according to police, including a tattoo of a bull on the right side of his neck.
Hess, who is now being held at the Oakland County Jail on $75,000 cash bond, was arraigned in front of 51st District Court Judge Jodi Debbrecht on one count of unarmed robbery and one count of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder.
The incident remains under investigation, according to a Waterford Police Department press release.
Police Chief Daniel T. McCaw is asking for the public’s help in locating Knoop.
If you have any information about the incident or know where Knoop is, contact the Waterford Police Department at 248-618-7550.