PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — Nearly seven weeks after charges were filed against him, a man accused of manslaughter in the deaths a father and son in Portage has been arrested.
Nathaniel Doyle, 27, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on two counts of manslaughter, court records show.
Authorities say he was arrested in Arizona and brought back to Michigan. Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said he didn’t have the precise date of Doyle’s arrested, but said it was “a couple weeks ago.” Online records show he was booked into the Kalamazoo County Jail early Wednesday morning.
The stabbing happened Jan. 10 at Davis Creek Apartments & Flats on Meredith Street south of S. Sprinkle Road. Court documents show Maurice Pearson, 49, and son Xavier Pearson, 21, went there to confront Doyle, who is the ex-boyfriend of daughter and sister, over a domestic dispute. There was a fight and Doyle stabbed them multiple times.
Doyle was among the people who called 911 to report the stabbing. Court documents say he told investigators it was self-defense and that the Pearsons had attacked him.
Doyle was jailed after the stabbing but soon released while the Kalamazoo County prosecutor considered whether charges were appropriate. The manslaughter charges were ultimately issued May 12.
The prosecutor said Doyle also has a previous pending case of resisting or obstructing police and was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court.
Doyle’s bond was set at $50,000 in the manslaughter case. His next court date is July 7.