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Charges coming in knife attack on Forest Hills teen

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UPDATE (9 a.m. Friday)-- The prosecutor has authorized charges against the teenager accused of stabbing another teenager in Ada Township.

Samuel King,17, will be formally charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and carrying a concealed weapon.  Investigators say King is also a habitual offender.

A judge is expected to set King's bond when he's formally charged with the crimes Friday afternoon. WZZM 13 will be in the courtroom and will provide updates on air online as they become available.

ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are investigating the stabbing of a teenage boy in Ada Township.

Investigators say the stabbing happened late Wednesday afternoon at a home in the 6000 block Witherbee SE.

Detective Sergeant Heather Martin says the stabbing followed an argument between two teens.

"One was stabbed and ended up leaving the scene and drove approximately a mile and a half away and called 911 to seek medical treatment," says Martin.

The victim, a student and football player at Forest Hills Northern High School, stopped his car in the 5200 block of Ada Drive.  Witnesses say the boy was stabbed multiple times.

WZZM 13 News has confirmed the home where the incident happened is owned by Bob and Kristine King.  Bob is a Pastor at nearby Ada Bible Church. His 17-year-old son is currently lodged at the Kent County Jail on unknown charges.

Terry Stevens lives close to where the teenager stopped for help.

"We happened to be outside and we saw some kids walking in the neighbors back yard," said Stevens. "Then we saw a police car in the front and then all of a sudden eight police cars... and an ambulance came."

Police say the victim didn't know anyone at the home on Ada Drive and simply stopped for help.

A motive for the stabbing is still unknown.

King will be arraigned on charges Thursday afternoon.

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