Bray Pleads Not Guilty to Stabbing–Video

A Norway man charged with assault with intent to murder and carrying a concealed weapon from a stabbing incident at the Ski Jumping Tournament at Pine Mountain this winter has pleaded not guilty.

Andrew Michael Bray, 74, appeared with his attorney Dan Jaspen of Iron Mountain for arraignment on Monday.

Judge Richard J. Celello set a pre-trial conference for June 3 at 10 a.m.

Bray is accused of approaching sheriff’s deputy Lt. Derek Dixon from behind as Dixon was walking near the clubhouse with another deputy while patrolling at the Continental Ski Jumping Tournament at Pine Mountain on Feb. 10.

Police say Bray then stabbed Dixon in the back (just below the neck) with a knife.

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

According to the felony complaint, when interviewed, Bray stated he had been having homicidal thoughts and had been thinking about harming a police officer for the past few days.

Lt. Dixon was treated at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital and has returned to work.

Bray remains lodged in the Dickinson County Jail.

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