Attempted murder during Manistique home invasion


35-year-old Gordon Daniel Baker II of Manistique is now lodged in Schoolcraft County Jail for a number of felony charges that could lead to life in prison

A fifty-one-year-old Manistique man has been released from the hospital after he was assaulted during a home invasion early Wednesday morning.

Michael Henry Chapek suffered significant injuries which required immediate medical attention, prompting Manistique Public Safety officers to transport Chapek to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Officers contacted the suspect in the incident, 35-year-old Daniel Baker II from Manistique, and placed him under arrest for Attempted Murder, Home Invasion, and Driving with a Suspended License, Second Offense. Baker was then lodged in Schoolcraft County Jail while Chapek was treated and released from the hospital.

Schoolcraft County Prosecutor Timothy Noble reviewed the investigation and charged Baker with 1st Degree Home Invasion, a ten year felony, Assault with Intent to Murder, a felony with a possible life sentence, and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a ten year felony. Baker was also charged with his fourth Habitual Offender Notice, which is a felony that would increase Baker’s sentence if he is convicted for the other charges.

Baker was then arraigned in the 93rd District Court before Judge Mark Luoma who set a “no bond” restriction for Baker. The preliminary Hearing in this matter has been set for September 9th, at 1:45 p.m. The investigation in this incident continues and no further information will be released at this time.