Cassopolis man charged for box-cutter attack

Published 9:42 am Friday, June 26, 2015

The man authorities believe is responsible for hospitalizing a Dowagiac man following an attack with a box cutter was formerly charged in Cass County Court Wednesday.

Ryan Meyers, 24, of Cassopolis, was charged with felony counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and assault with a dangerous weapon during his arraignment hearing at the Cass County Law & Courts Building that morning in Cassopolis.

Ryan Meyers

Ryan Meyers

Meyers was arrested by police on June 13, after authorities with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a home on M-62 in Silver Creek Township at 1:16 a.m. Upon arrival, they discovered that 29-year-old Joey McGauvran, of Dowagiac, had sustained multiple lacerations from an edged weapon.

The victim told police that he had been attacked by Meyers, claiming the Cassopolis man had assaulted him with a box cutter.

McGauvran was transported by Pride Care Ambulance Service to Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment of his wounds. The Cassopolis man was released from Cass County Jail on bond shortly after his arrest, according to authorities.

Meyers is scheduled to appear again in court on July 2.