WAUSAU — A 25-year-old man is facing preliminary charges of attempted first degree intentional homicide in connection with a stabbing in downtown Wausau, according to jail records.
Aidan Dobbe is being held in the Marathon County Jail and is expected to appear in court as early as Tuesday. Official charges have not yet been filed.
Dobbe has no prior criminal history.
Police were called at about 1 a.m. Sunday to the 400 block of Third Street for a report of a man who had been stabbed twice in the upper chest during a fight in a nearby parking lot. The 23-year-old man was rushed to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition as of Monday morning, according to Wausau Police Lt. Nathan Cihlar.
Dobbe fled the scene but was apprehended at his home in the 1000 block of South 9th Avenue about 90 minutes later, Cihlar said.
The victim’s name has not been released.
Police say the two men knew one another but did not say what prompted the fight.
Attempted first degree intentional homicide, which implies that police and prosecutors believe the suspect intended to kill his victim, carries a maximum penalty of up to 60 years prison.