Montevideo man faces felony charges for alleged stabbing
MONTEVIDEO -- A 49-year-old man faces felony charges after he allegedly stabbed a man in the leg and then backed his truck into the man's vehicle Tuesday in Montevideo.
MONTEVIDEO - A 49-year-old man faces felony charges after he allegedly stabbed a man in the leg and then backed his truck into the man’s vehicle Tuesday in Montevideo.
Myron Lloyd Wellnitz of Montevideo faces two felony counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of felony first-degree criminal damage to property.
Wellnitz appeared Wednesday in Chippewa County Court for a bail hearing. Bail was set at $50,000 or bond is allowed at $5,000 with conditions. He will make his next court appearance Oct. 20.
Wellnitz was arrested without incident around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near American Surplus and Ice Castle Fish Houses along Minnesota Highway 7 and booked into the Chippewa County Jail, according to a news release from the Montevideo Police Department.
It is alleged that Wellnitz confronted a 21-year-old man at his vehicle. Wellnitz then stabbed the man in the leg and backed his pickup into the man’s vehicle during the confrontation, according to the news release.
It is alleged that the 21-year-old has had a previous relationship with Wellnitz’s daughter. Both Wellnitz and the man are employees of Ice Castle Fish Houses.
The man was transported to Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital by a co-worker, treated and released.
Wellnitz allegedly admitted to the incident during an interview with law enforcement, according to the news release.
According to the online custody list, Wellnitz remained in the Chippewa County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon.