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Ypsilanti Township man gets 2 years probation for stabbing man who came at him 'like Bruce Lee'

A 68-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was sentenced Tuesday to serve two years of probation and pay more than $8,000 in restitution to the victim in a May stabbing incident.  Earl Stegall pleaded no contest to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a switchblade in June.

Details of the stabbing incident were revealed Tuesday in Judge Donald Shelton's courtroom in the Washtenaw County Trial Court. Tensions between Stegall and the victim had been brewing long before the fight, Stegall said. He told Shelton the victim and a few of his friends tried to jump him a few years ago.  Read more: