Wisconsin Man Charged in Ironwood Stabbing

Sep 8, 2020

A Wisconsin man is in the Gogebic County Jail on an Assault with Intent to commit Murder charge. Police believe Benjamin Bazile, 30, of Gillet, Wisconsin tried to stab a man to death.

The Ironwood Department of Public Safety responded to a stabbing at a motel on Cloverland Drive on Tuesday, September 1. Officers found a man laying in the parking lot bleeding.

Police said the 36-year-old victim had been stabbed several times. He also had a slit across his throat. The man was airlifted to Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He is in serious but stable condition.

According to police, Bazile ran from the scene. He was spotted by a Wisconsin State Trooper and arrested after a short chase.

Bazile was taken to Iron County Jail in Hurley. He has since been extradited back to Michigan. If convicted, Bazile could face life in prison.

The stabbing is still under investigation.