Suspect charged with assault with intent to murder after stabbing police officer

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man is facing multiple felony charges, including assault with intent to murder, after he allgedly stabbed a Dickinson County Sheriff’s Deputy with a knife.

Matthew David Johnson, 23, was arrested Sunday night after police responded to a domestic violence complaint at a residence in Breitung Township. When officers arrived just before 11:00 p.m., Johnson armed himself with a large fixed bladed knife.

When officers tried to disarm Johnson of the knife, he stabbed one of them in the midsection. The deputy who was stabbed was wearing a protective Kevlar vest, which spared him from life threatening injuries.

Johnson was arraigned Monday on the following charges:

-Assault with Intent to Murder
-Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer (4 Counts)
-Domestic Violence (2 Counts)
-Possession of Marihuana

Johnson’s preliminary exam is set for February 15th. He remains in jail on a $750,000 bond.