The Marquette County man arrested after a weekend bar fight in Ishpeming has been identified.

48 year old John Joyner has been charged with felony ‘assault with a dangerous weapon’ and two misdemeanors.

Ishpeming city police say the fight happened just after 1:30 Saturday morning at hickey’s bar in downtown Ishpeming.

An argument broke out between Joyner and an Ishpeming man.

Police say Joyner pulled a knife on the other patron.

The Ishpeming resident was able to block the stabbing attempt and pull the knife away with the assistance of other witnesses in the bar.

The Ishpeming man suffered minor injuries and sought his own treatment.

Joyner is lodged in the Marquette County jail.

He faces a preliminary exam in mid–February.

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