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CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors recently filed seven felony charges, including a felony A count of attempted murder, against a Cedar Lake man.

Ronald John Graefen, 39, was arrested at a home in the 13000 block of Edison Street in Cedar Lake on March 15, after police were called to a family disturbance.

Graefen is accused of stabbing the 15-year-old child of his girlfriend with a two-pronged carving fork and a knife and trying to strangle the teen, according to the probable cause affidavit. He is heard saying, “I will kill you,” on the 911 tape, court documents indicate.

Graefen is being held in the Lake County Jail with a bond of $80,000, the affidavit states. He is due in Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray’s court for an omnibus hearing on May 15.

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Lu Ann Franklin

Times Correspondent

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