Iowa man charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing man with his ex-girlfriend

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Iowa man charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing man with his ex-girlfriend

Rachel Schilke

January 06, 03:21 PM January 06, 03:22 PM

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A man from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was arrested on Thursday on a slew of violence charges after he allegedly stabbed a man who was with his ex-girlfriend.

Michael Alva Chevalier Jr., 33, is charged with attempt to commit murder, willful injury resulting in serious injury, going armed with intent, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, and use of a dangerous weapon.


Chevalier arrived in a white Ford Explorer as a passenger near the entrance to the CeMar bike trail at midnight on Thursday, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported. Ian Funke, 37, was near the trail with Chevalier’s ex-girlfriend, according to a criminal complaint.

Chevalier allegedly confronted the pair holding a 10-inch-long buck knife. While attempting to ride away on his bike, Funke was stabbed in the back through his backpack, clothes, coat, sweatshirt, and T-shirt, according to the complaint.

The knife narrowly missed Funke’s lung but caused substantial bleeding. Police arrived on the scene at 12:14 a.m. Friday morning, treating Funke before he was transferred to a nearby hospital, according to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Chevalier is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond at the Linn County Correctional Center.

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