Suspect Attacked Deputy With Knife
Argument Over Mask Leads To Stabbing
via Michigan State Police: MSP Lansing Troopers and Eaton County Sheriff’s Department Deputies respond to Quality Dairy store in Windsor Twp, Eaton County on July 14 at 6:45 AM for a 911 call about a stabbing incident.
Preliminary investigation shows that two customers were inside the store and an argument occurred between the two customers about one customer not wearing a mask inside the store.
The customer not wearing a mask is also refused service by the store and at one point the customer not wearing a mask pulls out a knife and stabs a 77 year old white male from Lansing, fleeing the scene in a car.
Update 9/21/20: Prosecutors will not charge an Eaton County sheriff’s deputy who shot a man during a traffic stop on suspicion that he was involved in a stabbing after a dispute with a store clerk over masks.
Eaton County Deputy Attacked
A deputy with Eaton County Sheriff’s Department located the suspect vehicle and conducts a traffic stop on the vehicle on Jerryson Drive in Delta Twp, Eaton County at 7:13 AM.
The suspect immediately exits his vehicle and walks towards the deputy with a knife in hand to attack the deputy. The deputy attempted to increase distance by backing up and subsequently shot and injured the suspect.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital and died during surgery. The suspect has been identified as Sean Ernest Ruis, a 43 year white male from Grand Ledge. The stabbing victim from Quaily Dairy was transported to a local hospital for his injuries and is alive.
The female deputy is a 22 1/2 year veteran with Eaton County Sheriff’s Department and was not injured. Both incidents remain under investigation at this time by MSP.