Stabbing case continues for Norway man

IRON MOUNTAIN – The case against a Norway man facing assault charges after an incident at the Continental Ski Jumping Tournament at Pine Mountain in February has been continued.

Andrew Michael Bray, 74, is charged in Dickinson County Court with assault to intent to murder and carrying a concealed weapon.

Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards said Bray’s pre-trial conference was continued on Monday until July 22 to allow further investigation and discussion.

Bray is accused of stabbing Lt. Derek Dixon of the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department 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.

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 is being represented by attorney Dan Jaspen of Iron Mountain.

Judge Richard J. Celello is presiding over the case.

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