CUMBERLAND – On Tuesday morning, June 6, at 5:53 a.m., the Barron County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center received a call of a stabbing between two females on the Maple Plain Reservation near Cumberland.
Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with Cumberland Ambulance responded to the scene. Initial investigation showed Erin C. Brierton, 19 of Cumberland, was stabbed once in the side and received cuts on her hands during an altercation outside a residence from Micah J. Homesky, 18 of Cumberland.
Brierton was transported by ambulance to the Cumberland Hospital and later flown to Regions Hospital in the Twin Cities. Her condition is stable.
Homesky fled the residence prior to law enforcement arrival but was later located at another residence and taken into custody for substantial battery. She was transported to the Cumberland Hospital for abrasions to her face and elbow and remains on a $2500 signature bond. Homesky is scheduled to appear at a June 15, 2017, preliminary hearing in Barron County Circuit Court. – from Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff