STURGIS (WKZO) -- Sturgis Police are seeking an assault suspect believed to have been wielding hatchet.
Officers responded to a call about a fight between two people in the 1000-block of Cato Lane at the Quail Run apartment complex just before 10 p.m. Thursday. They found a man who had a large laceration on his hand and a gash in his upper back who had fled to the Kroger Gas Station in the 900-block of Centerville Road who told police he was attacked by a man with a hatchet known to him only as "CJ" who is believed to live in the area.
The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Jorel Gefferard and is described as a black male with a small build and short dreadlocks. The victim was taken to Sturgis Hospital and an investigation is ongoing.