Deputy stabbing case on hold

IRON MOUNTAIN – The criminal case against a Norway man accused of stabbing a Dickinson County Sheriff’s deputy is on hold.

Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards said the case against Andrew M. Bray, 74, is on hold pending an evaluation for his competence to stand trial.

Bray is charged in Dickinson County District Court with one count of assault with intent to murder and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. The charges stem from a stabbing incident that occurred at the Continental Cup Ski Jumping Tournament at Pine Mountain on Feb. 10.

Bray is accused of stabbing Lt. Derek Dixon of the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Dixon was attacked while patrolling the ski jumping event at approximately 12:05 p.m. Sunday.

Lt. Dixon and another deputy were walking near the clubhouse when he was attacked from behind and stabbed in the upper back.

Police said the knife was knocked out of the suspect’s hands and he was subdued and taken into custody.

Initial investigation revealed that the suspect had attended the event to target a deputy, although no deputy in particular was the target.

Dixon was treated at the scene by personnel from Beacon Ambulance.

Bray remains lodged in the Dickinson County Correctional Facility on a $1 million bond.

He is being represented by attorney Dan Jaspen of Iron Mountain.

Lisa M. Reed’s e-mail address is lreed@ironmountaindailynews.com.