Barry Co. deputies ID suspect in stabbing inside car

Barry County
david gene krebs II

A Sept. 6, 2019 booking photo of David Gene Krebs II. (Barry County Sheriff’s Office)

CARLTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An Eaton County man has been charged with attempted murder after deputies say he repeatedly stabbed a person while in a moving car in Barry County.

David Gene Krebs II of Vermontville appeared in court Friday for his arraigment. The 29-year-old man is also charged with being a habitual offender.

The attack happened around 9:40 p.m. Thursday on Barber Road south of M-43 in Carlton Township, northeast of Hastings.

The Barry County Sheriff’s Office said the front-seat passenger was stabbed multiple times by Krebs, who was sitting in the back seat.

After the vehicle stopped, the victim was able to get away to a nearby house. The homeowner then called authorities about the incident.

The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. Detectives are not releasing his or her name.

Investigators say Krebs ran away from the vehicle but was later taken into custody.

He is expected back in court on Sept. 18.

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