Stabbing suspect arraigned on felony assault charges

The suspect in the Ferris residence hall stabbing was arraigned Monday, Feb. 24, at Mecosta County’s 77th District Court on two felony assault charges.

Ferris student Ezekial Guillermo Fulgencio, 19, was taken into custody at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, for allegedly stabbing Ferris student Joseph Guertier between the hours of 2 and 3 a.m. earlier that day in Brophy Hall.

Court documents list Fulgencio’s address as his Brophy Hall room. Gueriter also lives in Brophy Hall, and according to police, the two students are acquaintances.

Fulgencio is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. He is also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, which carries a maximum penalty of 4 years in prison.

Fulgencio is lodged in the Mecosta County Jail on $100,000 bond.