Sentencing for Maple Heights man convicted of assaulting coworker

Michael Erwin's sentencing is scheduled for 10:00 am in Judge Ronald Suster's courtroom.

On September 8th, 2010, Erwin, 51, of Cleveland, cornered a co-worker, 33-year-old male of Maple Heights, in the break room at 10600 St. Clair. Erwin pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the chest and arms.

The victim was able to flee the room. Police located Erwin, who fled the scene, at Erwin's residence located at 1598 E. 93 Street. He yelled to police that it was not going to end nicely, and fired a shot that struck a 46-year-old friend of Erwin in the leg, who was attempting to get Erwin to surrender. Erwin barricaded himself inside for five hours. Police were able to get him to surrender.

On May 6th, 2011, Erwin pleaded guilty to 2 counts of felonious assault, with firearm, forfeiture, and notice of prior conviction specifications. He faces a maximum of 18 years in prison.

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