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Assault suspect pleads not guilty

November 7, 2011
By LISA M. HOFFMANN - Staff Writer , The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - A Kingsford man has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of felonious assault and one felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in Dickinson County.

David Levack, 44, appeared for arraignment today in Dickinson County Circuit Court with his attorney, Kalen Lipe of Iron Mountain.

Per request by Lipe, Judge Richard Celello read the charges into the record. The charges stem from an Oct. 3 incident in Iron Mountain in which Levack is accused of threatening sergeants of the Michigan State Police with a knife and verbally.

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Lipe then entered a not guilty plea to the charges, which also list her client as a habitual offender-fourth.

A pre-trial conference was set for Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.

Levack is also charged in Iron County with homicide open murder and homicide felony murder, first degree home invasion, and witness intimidation. He is also charged as habitual offender, fourth.

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Attorney Kalen Lipe, left, and David Levack are shown at Levack’s arraignment this morning in Dickinson County Circuit Court.
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Levack had been scheduled for a trial on felony stolen property charges in Iron County Trial Court on Sept. 27.

The victim and main witness in the case, 81-year-old Joyce Johnson, was found deceased the same day.

Her death was ruled a homicide.

A preliminary examination on those charges is set for Dec. 7 at 9 a.m.

Attorney Dawn Powell of Iron River is representing Levack on those charges.

Lisa M. Hoffmann's e-mail address is



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