By Shereen Siewert

WAUSAU — A 51-year-old man accused in a stabbing at the former Marjon Motel in Wausau is now in custody, police said early Tuesday.

Derrick Davis booking photo, courtesy of the Wausau Police Department

Derrick Davis is facing preliminary charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, intimidating a victim and felony bail jumping. Davis was located at about 10:30 p.m., five hours after the stabbing, in the 200 block of Maple Street. Police say a tipster led them to Davis’ location.

At 5:33 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to former motel, which is now called Rocket Apartments, at 512 S. Third Ave., for a report that a man had been stabbed. Police say 25-year-old Camry Cooper suffered a single stab wound and was immediately transferred to a local hospital for emergent care.

Cooper remains hospitalized but is expected to recover from his injuries.

Court records show Davis, a Wausau resident with no permanent address, was set to make a plea deal July 15 in an open Marathon County child abuse case. He is expected to appear in court Tuesday on charges connected to Monday’s stabbing.