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Grand Rapids man charged with attempted murder

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A Grand Rapids man who allegedly stabbed another man multiple times Tuesday was charged with six crimes today, including attempted second-degree murder.

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Joshua Joseph Julien, 28, is being held on $250,000 bail without conditions or $150,000 with conditions.

The victim of the attack, Kyle William Johnson, 23, of Grand Rapids was in fair condition today, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. He suffered stab wounds to his left lower abdomen, right upper chest and both hands, according to the criminal complaint.

Police received a call at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday of an assault on the 600 block of Pokegama Avenue North. Johnson told officers that he was sleeping when Julien came in and started stabbing him, the complaint said.

A witness said she didn’t know why Julien would stab Johnson, the complaint said.

“She stated that Julien had been at the house earlier in the day, and had been asked to leave by (Johnson), in which he complied,” the complaint said.

After the stabbing, Julien disposed of his blood-covered clothing in a nearby garage, the complaint said. Officers found him hiding in a wooded area and arrested him after a brief foot chase.

Julien’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 22. He is charged with felony counts of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and fifth-degree controlled substance possession and misdemeanor charges of possession of a dangerous weapon and fleeing on foot.

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