Antrim Co. Deputies Arrest Suspect in Homicide Investigation

A Grand Traverse County man is dead after investigators say he was stabbed by a cousin.

It started Wednesday night when Jimmy Ayers III was arguing with a family member that turned physical.

The sheriff’s office says a cousin tried to break up the fight.

They say he then stabbed Ayers in the stomach.

Deputies say Ayers died on the way to the hospital.

The man then took off after the stabbing and was found a little later in Grand Traverse County.

He is being held right now in the Antrim County Jail on an open murder charge.

9&10’s Bill Froehlich is in Antrim County working to get more details.