Stabbing Bicyclist Draws Long Prison Term For Lapeer Man
The man accused of an unprovoked attack on a bicyclist in Lapeer will spend the next 18 to 35 years in prison. Lapeer County Prosecutor Tim Turkelson said that Dakota L. Turn, 22, pled guilty to assault with intent to commit great bodily harm and habitual offender status on May 9th.
Turn had been released from prison about a year. He had served two years of a possible 10-year sentence for a previous assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Police said that Turn had stabbed the Lapeer resident seven or eight times without provocation and then ran to a nearby car. Police stopped Turn’s car shortly after the attack and he was bleeding from a cut on his hand. His victim has recovered.