Mason County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Stabbing

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UPDATE (3:12 PM):

With the assistance of the Mason County Prosecutor, Mason County Detectives have obtained a two count felony warrant for a 35-year-old Ludington man who is currently in custody.
According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, the counts are as follows:

  • Count 1: Homicide-Open Murder- Statutory Short Form, which carries a maximum of life in prison.
  • Count 2: Police Officer – Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing, which carries a maximum of two years and/or $2,000 fine.

Deputies say the man will be arraigned by the Magistrate on the above charges Thursday afternoon.

Once arraignment is complete, the identity will be disclosed.



New details have been released by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office regarding a stabbing in Hamlin Township.

Deputies say Mason County detectives obtained a search warrant for a home located on West Maple Street.

The Sheriff’s Office says staff worked through the night with the Michigan State Police Crime Lab processing the scene for evidence, and detectives have been working diligently with interviews of individuals involved.

Furthermore, deputies say the victim has been identified as 71-year-old Kenneth Schweitzer.

The Sheriff’s Office notes that their thoughts and prayers are with the families affected, and more details will be released as they become available.

“We’re investigating it like a homicide,” said Undersheriff Derrek Wilson of Mason County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s very fluid right now. Our detectives worked through the night along with Michigan State Police Crime Lab. They obtained a search warrant process, the scene last night. And currently, our detectives are in interviews trying to piece this thing together.”


The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a stabbing that occurred Wednesday night.

On Wednesday around 7:18 p.m., deputies say it was reported that an individual had been stabbed at a home in the 6000 block of West Maple Street in Ludington’s Hamlin Township.

They say the caller also reported that one suspect fled the scene on foot.

Shortly after arriving at the scene, deputies found a 71-year-old Ludington man dead inside the home. About 20 minutes later, deputies found a man matching the description of the suspect on Culver Road and 6th Street.

Upon making contact, the man fled on foot into a wooded area, but was apprehended by deputies after a short foot pursuit.

Deputies describe the suspect as a 35-year-old Ludington man, who is currently lodged at the Mason County Jail on a resisting and opposing a police officer charge.

The Sheriff’s Office states that the victim’s cause of death is unknown at this time pending autopsy, and the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Furthermore, the victim’s name is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

Deputies say more details on this investigation will be released as they become available.