Ex-con sought by police after knife attack on woman

RIVERVIEW – An ex-con is wanted for assault with intent to murder after he allegedly knifed a woman he knew in the face Nov. 11 in a parking lot at Huntington House Apartments.  Michael Frank Barkovitz

RIVERVIEW – An ex-con is wanted for assault with intent to murder after he allegedly knifed a woman he knew in the face Nov. 11 in a parking lot at Huntington House Apartments. Michael Frank Barkovitz

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW – An ex-con is wanted for assault with intent to murder after he allegedly knifed a woman he knew in the face Nov. 11 in a parking lot at Huntington House Apartments.

Michael Frank Barkovitz, 37, of Wyandotte is wanted for assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, and assault with a deadly weapon.

As a habitual offender with a fourth offense, he faces a mandatory 25-year sentence if convicted.

Police Chief Clifford Rosebohm said in a press release that Barkovitz and the woman were visiting a mutual friend at Huntington House Apartments when the woman allegedly made a remark that upset Barkovitz. She left, but he allegedly followed her out to her car, threatened her and held a knife to her throat. When she turned her face away from Barkowitz he allegedly slashed her face with the knife.

The woman was taken to Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, by Riverview Fire Department rescue personnel.

The Wayne County prosecutor recommended a three-count felony warrant for the assault on Dec. 2, and on Dec. 4 Wyandotte 27th District Court Judge Randy Kalmbach authorized the warrants for Barkovitz’s arrest.

Rosebohm said Barkovitz is considered armed and dangerous, and is not to be approached. Anyone with information about his whereabouts are asked to call the department at 734-281-4215.

(Sue Suchyta can be reached at sue.suchyta@yahoo.com.)

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