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Northern Minnesota man accused of stabbing man after challenging him to fight

WARROAD, Minn. — A Warroad man is facing charges after witnesses told police they saw him repeatedly stab another man Saturday night, April 6.

A criminal complaint said 31-year-old Clarence Edward Clark Jr. had been drinking with Vincent Hill and two women Saturday in Warroad.

Clark’s girlfriend told investigators he challenged Hill to fight him and he then grabbed a knife and repeatedly stabbed Hill, the complaint said.

When officers arrived, they said Hill was slumped over and bleeding from his abdomen. A knife was found nearby with blood on it, the complaint said.

Hill’s fiancee told investigators Clark threatened her with the knife after stabbing Hill, the complaint said.

Clark’s girlfriend had a no-contact order in place against him, according to the complaint.

He’s facing charges of first- and second-degree assault and violation of a protection order. If convicted of both assault charges, Clark could be sentenced to up to 27 years in prison. His bail was set at $10,000 with conditions and he is scheduled to appear in court again April 16.

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