At approximately 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 13th, Holland Department of Public Safety officers received reports of a fight in the area of 12th and River Ave. Responding officers found a 36 year old man on the ground, bleeding from the back. Video was obtained that showed three suspects fleeing the area on bikes. Officers searched the area, locating one suspect with assistance from an Ottawa County Sheriff K9 unit. The other two suspects were located a short time later at their home by Holland Police officers.
Holland Police detectives were called in and interviewed the three suspects, who are all juveniles.
The 36 year old male victim is a Holland resident and reportedly had a verbal exchange with three male juveniles prior to the assault. The victim was hit in the face several times and was stabbed. The victim was transported to Holland Hospital and then transferred to Spectrum Hospital with injuries to the face and back.
One suspect is in custody on charges of Assault With Intent to do Great Bodily Harm and probation violation. A second subject is being held on unrelated charges.
Detectives are still looking for additional witnesses who reportedly witnessed the assault, and this incident remains under investigation.
Anyone who has information that may help in this investigation is asked to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1150 or email investigators at firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Silent Observer by calling 1-877-887-4536, texting OCMTIP and your message to 274637 or you may go online and submit a tip using the online form at www.mosotips.com.