IM man pleads not guilty in westside stabbing incident


Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN – An Iron Mountain man has entered not guilty pleas to

felony assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a controlled substance, along with habitual offender, fourth offense notice.

The charges against Erich John Lindlbauer, 31, stem from an April 2 incident in which he is accused of stabbing a 30-year-old Norway man at 1008 West A Street in Iron Mountain.

According to the felony complaint, Lindlbauer admitted to stabbing the victim after the Norway man allegedly struck Lindlbauer about the head and face with his fist.

Both the victim and an eyewitness reported the stabbing was unprovoked, the complaint said. The same witness also reported Lindlbauer had earlier threatened to stab the victim and “to cut him up into little pieces and bury him.”

Court records note the victim was treated for stab wounds approximately 1.5 to 2 inches wide and unknown depth on the left side of his lower back.

Lindlbauer was found to be in possession of two pills unscientifically identified as clonazepam. He also faces charges of delivery/manufacture of controlled substance (schedules 1, 2, and 3 except marijuana) from a March 24 incident.

The felony complaint states Lindlbauer was in possession of controlled substances on school or library property when a confidential informant purchased three Subutex, which was later identified as Buprenorphine, a schedule three controlled substance, from Lindlbauer for $90.

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

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