Holmen teen facing attempted homicide charge following stabbing

Holmen Teen Facing Charges for Stabbing

TREMPEALEAU COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) - The Trempealeau County sheriff's department responded to reports of a stabbing at a home just south of Centerville, around 4 a.m. Sunday.

The stabbing, which happened at a party, involved two victims.

One of the people who was stabbed, 21-year-old Katlynn Stinson of Mindoro, called 911 while she was on her way to a hospital in La Crosse.

According to the Sheriff, she told dispatch she and her friend, 18-year-old Anthony Stagman of La Crosse, were stabbed at a friend's house.

Stinson was stabbed once and Stagman, who was stabbed 14 times, was flown to the hospital.

But before deputies arrived at the home, they happened upon the suspect.

"During that time frame, a vehicle came through down to Centerville, with four occupants inside the vehicle that were either witnesses or had some information relevant to the stabbing and also the suspect was in the vehicle as well," said Sheriff Richard Anderson with the Trempealeau Sheriff's Department.

Investigators interviewed the witnesses separately and arrested 17-year-old Arik Schultz, before making their way to the home where the stabbing happened.

"The 17-year-old that actually lives at the residence with his mom, had gotten off of work that previous evening about one o'clock, made some contact with a couple of people that were coming to stay overnight with him, and then the suspect Arik, he had called him around 2:30 in the morning and told him he was coming over and showed up around three o'clock," Anderson said.

The sheriff says Schultz was drinking before he arrived at the home.

"And was feisty, wanted to start fighting."

 And during an argument with one of his friends, Schultz pulled out a knife and started stabbing.

"He's charged as an adult at 17 years old so he's in our jail at the time," Anderson said.

The two victims were released from the hospital late Sunday night.

If charged, Schultz could face an attempted 2nd Degree Attempted Homicide charge as well as First Degree Reckless Injury and Felony Use of a Dangerous Weapon, among others.

The sheriff expects Schultz to be formally charged in the next two days.

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