Jul 26, 2014

Man Accused of Trying to Stab Uncle

Waukesha police say a man tried to stab his uncle after they got into a fight about food, according to a criminal complaint.

Man Accused of Trying to Stab Uncle

A 32-year-old Waukesha man is accused of cutting his uncle’s hand while attempting to stab him, according to a criminal complaint.

Raymond Hurtado, 32, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Wednesday with one count of second-degree reckless endangerment of safety, one count of battery and one count of disorderly conduct domestic abuse. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $26,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 7:46 p.m. Monday, Waukesha police officers were called to a report of someone being stabbed in a domestic incident in the 300 block of Buchner Court. When officers arrived, Hurtado’s mother answered the door and said everything was fine, her son no longer had a knife and was gone and police were no longer needed.

Officers said they still needed to check on the man who reported he was stabbed, so they went inside the residence and found Hurtado’s uncle holding a bloody rag over his hand. The man said Hurtado was upset and dramatic about food and that led them to getting into an argument.

During the course of the argument, Hurtado said “I’m going to (expletive) stab you.” The fight moved into the kitchen where it turned physical and Hurtado grabbed a knife from near the stove, the uncle told police.

Hurtado drove the knife down towards his uncle, who was able to block it with his hand, but was cut on his finger in the action. The man told police was able to get the knife away from Hurtado, who then bit his uncle’s arm near his wrist.

Hurtado is currently free on a $2,500 signature bond while awaiting trial.  

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