Man Arraigned for Attempted Murder at Common Ground Facility in Pontiac

PONTIAC, MI – Oakland County Deputies responded to Common Ground, Building 32 East, in Pontiac, for a stabbing on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 10:55 a.m.David Fried

The suspect, David Benjamin Fried, 26-years-old, of Keego Harbor, was lodged under a court order to the Common Ground facility on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, at approximately 6:30 p.m.  He had been committed for a mental health evaluation.

The victim, a 30-year-old woman, who is a custodial employee, was cleaning a floor in the facility when she was stabbed by Fried with a 3 inch folding pocket knife in the lower abdomen, puncturing her liver.

Deputies took custody of the suspect without incident.

The victim was transported to McLaren Hospital – Oakland and was taken into surgery for her injuries.

Fried was treated at McLaren Hospital – Oakland for cuts to his hands.  He was then lodged at the Oakland County Jail on Attempted Murder charges.

Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) responded to assist with the investigation. Specialists from the Forensic Lab responded to process the scene.  It is unknown at this time how the suspect obtained the 3 inch folding knife that was used.  It was recovered by Deputies at the scene.

On Saturday, December 5th, 2015, Oakland County Sheriff’s Special Investigation Unit obtained two warrants: (1) one count of attempt murder and (1) one count of carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent. After arraignment in the 50th District Court in Pontiac, bond was set at $75,000 no 10%.

The victim is currently at the McLaren Hospital in stable condition after many hours of surgery.