BELLAIRE — An argument between two people turned deadly when a third person intervened and stabbed an Antrim County man Wednesday, according to law enforcement. 

Antrim County sheriff's deputies rushed to the scene of a reported domestic assault in Antrim County at 7:15 p.m. They found a woman performing CPR on a man who had been stabbed, according to a press release. Officers continued CPR until EMS personnel arrived and took over. 

Emergency responders rushed Jimmy Travis Ayers III, 34, to a hospital, but he was pronounced dead en route, according to the press release. 

Deputies suspect Ayers and his wife argued in a home and began physically fighting each other in the garage. A relative tried to intervene and stabbed Ayers in the abdomen, according to a press release. The relative fled before police arrived, the press release states. Everyone involved had been drinking.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team, arrested him in Grand Traverse County and brought him to Antrim County's jail. He remains at the jail awaiting arraignment. Deputies sent reports to Antrim County prosecutors seeking an open murder charge, according to the press release. 

Deputies believe the knife used in the assault belongs to the suspect, whose name is being withholding until after arraignment. 

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team was the arresting agency and that information regarding the accusations came from a law enforcement statement. 

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