Suspect Charged in Grand Rapids Stabbing

By KBJR News 1

Suspect Charged in Grand Rapids Stabbing

July 16, 2013 Updated Jul 17, 2013 at 6:46 PM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A 28 year old man has been charged with attempted murder and assault in connection with a stabbing in Grand Rapids this week.

Joshua Joseph Julien of Grand Rapids has been charged with 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and 5th Degree Controlled Substance Possession. He has also been charged with Possession of a Dangerous Weapon and Fleeing on Foot, both misdemeanors.

The charges stem from a stabbing along the 600 Block of Pokegama Avenue Tuesday afternoon. When authorities arrived on scene, they found 23 year old Kyle William Johnson of Grand Rapids covered in blood, saying that he had been stabbed.

Johnson suffered multiple knife wounds in his chest, abdomen and hands. He was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth where he is now listed in fair condition.

According to the criminal complaint, Johnson told officials that he had been sleeping in his bed when Julien allegedly came in and started stabbing him.

Authorities say the suspect fled the scene on foot, however officers located him in a small wooded area a short time later. Officials say they found a small case next to Julien, which contained a meth pipe and a small amount of meth.

Julien's bail has been set at $250,000 without conditions or $150,000 with conditions. He is expected back in court on July 22nd.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns