Charges filed after stabbing
A stabbing incident in Waupaca has led to charges being filed against two men.
Charles F. Besler IV, 29, Racine, has been charged with endangerment with a weapon and disorderly conduct.
William J. Sanders, 31, Weyauwega, has been charged with felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct.
At 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Waupaca police were dispatched to a reported stabbing on North Street. Dispatch advised the officers that the 911 caller had been highly intoxicated and unwilling to give personal information.
When Waupaca Police Officer Wesley Zube arrived at the scene, he encountered an intoxicated woman outside the house who said Sanders had been stabbed and the person who did the stabbing was still inside the house with a knife.
Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Myers arrived to assist.
Zube saw a lot of movement in the back of the house, so he and Myers went to the back door.
Zube, who had a weapon in his hand, knocked on the door. He was invited into the house.
Zube found Sanders lying unconscious on the kitchen floor, which was covered in blood. There was also a broken table in the corner.
Witnesses told Zube Besler had stabbed Sanders while the two were fighting, according to the criminal complaint. They said Besler left after the police were called.
One of the witnesses had been cut while trying to take the knife away from Besler. He gave the 12-inch knife to the police.
Sanders was transported to the hospital for head and neck injuries.
Later that same day, police arrested Besler after he returned to the area.
In August, Besler was charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct in Racine County and released from custody on a $300 cash bond.
Sanders was charged in Waushara County with a fourth drunken driving offense and resisting an officer on Jan. 14 and released on a $2,500 cash bond. His prior convictions include substantial battery on Sept. 18 and a third drunken driving offense in October 2012, both in Waupaca County.