Portage police: Stabbing suspect arrested

Kalamazoo County

An undated booking photo provided by Portage Department of Public Safety shows Kenneth Dale Kelley.

PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — A suspect in a Friday stabbing in Portage has been arrested.

The attack happened shortly after 5 a.m. in the 3000 block of Hamlin Drive, inside the Colonial Acres community.

The Portage Department of Public Safety says its officers found 63-year-old Michael Kelly outside a home with a stab wound to his stomach. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Authorities did not disclose his condition.

Detectives identified Michael Kelly’s son, Kenneth Dale Kelly, as the suspect. He was seen fleeing the scene and was considered armed and dangerous, officials said.

He was arrested around 1 p.m. Friday at his residence, officials say. They say he surrendered without incident.

Anyone with additional information in this case is encouraged to contact Portage DPS at 269.329.4567 or submit their anonymous tip to Silent Observer online or by calling 269.343.2100.

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