Man Stabbed on New Year’s Eve in Vesper

VESPER, WI (OnFocus) – On January 1, 2022 at approximately 12:01 am, Wood County Deputies, Vesper First Responders, and Pittsville Ambulance responded to the Village of Vesper for a report of a male subject found walking on the roadway who had been stabbed multiple times.

When deputies arrived on scene, contact was made with victim, stab wounds were observed and medical attention was given by first responders and ambulance. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Wood County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene where the incident occurred. After a short stand-off, the suspect, identified as 64-year-old David Kelm, was located inside the residence and was taken into custody with no further incident. This incident was isolated and there is no danger to the public.

The Sheriff’s Department was assisted during the incident by Vesper First Responders, Pittsville Ambulance, Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, Marshfield Police Department, Port Edwards Police Department and Nekoosa Police Department. The victim remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

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