Woman injured in stabbing; husband arrested


WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed at home in Wyoming Tuesday morning.

It happened just before 6 a.m. at a house in the 1700 block of Oakvale Drive SW, near 52nd Street and Burlingame Avenue, according to Wyoming Department of Public Safety Lt. Mark Easterly said.

Police told 24 Hour News 8 that a husband and wife were involved. The 30-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital where she is undergoing surgery.

Sources confirmed to 24 Hour News 8 that the suspect, James Chelekis, is in custody. He is being held at the Kent County Correctional Facility on an assault charge and is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday.

Chelekis is a teacher at Crestwood Middle School, according to the Kentwood Public Schools’ website.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wyoming Department of Public Safety at 616.530.7300 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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