Motorist faces charge for allegedly using knife to cut other driver

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published August 9, 2017



Two Roseville men were involved in a driving altercation that started on eastbound Interstate 696 near Mound Road at around 5:45 p.m. Aug. 4 and ended with one man suffering cuts from a knife and the other in police custody.

Roseville resident Steven Krenz, 34, was arraigned Aug. 7 by Judge Joseph F. Boedeker at the 39th District Court on one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, which is a 10-year felony, according to the Roseville Police Department.

Boedeker set Krenz’s bond at $50,000, 10 percent cash or surety, and Krenz will be back at the 39th District Court for his next hearing at 8:15 a.m. Aug. 23.

The 39th District Court said Krenz asked for a court-appointed attorney during his arraignment, but no one had been assigned to him as of Aug. 9.

According to police, Krenz and a 49-year-old man had an altercation on the freeway and exited at 11 Mile Road near Interstate 94.

Police said in a press release that both Krenz and the 49-year-old man claim that the other was “driving aggressively.” There was contact between the vehicles, “causing minor damage to both,” in the area of Mound Road, police stated.

“The victim stopped his vehicle near Ridgewood and Waldorf (and) the suspect also stopped,” Deputy Police Chief Donald Glandon stated in a press release Aug 4.

Krenz reportedly was driving a silver 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue, and the 49-year-old man was driving a silver 2006 Nissan Altima.

Police stated that the drivers got out of their vehicles and began to argue, which eventually led to “punches being thrown” and Krenz allegedly pulling out a knife and cutting the 49-year-old man’s right and left arms.

Glandon said the weapon was found.

“He had thrown it when he left the area. It was off in a grassy, bushy area,” said Glandon.

The 49-year-old man was taken to a local hospital once emergency personnel arrived at the scene, and according to police, “The suspect was subsequently arrested at his residence.”

“One of our detectives checked in with (the 49-year-old man), and he is currently at home. He will have some follow-up medical treatment,” said Glandon.