A 36-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges alleging he stabbed a woman in the stomach after she hit him in the face with a plastic baseball bat, according to a criminal complaint.
Daniel D. Dewalt was charged in on Monday with one count of second-degree reckless endangerment. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
Police were dispatched to a residence in the 2000 block of Coronado Street on Saturday where they found Dewalt laying in the yard of the home. He told officers he had just been struck in the face with a baseball bat by one of the grandmothers in the house.
Police then entered the home and found two older women inside. One of the women told the officer she had been stabbed by Dewalt with a foot-long butcher knife.
Officers noticed the wound didn’t go further than the fatty tissue of the victim’s stomach, and she refused to be taken to the hospital for further treatment.
She told police she came to the house to go shopping with Dewalt’s girlfriend, but she didn’t think he should have been there due to a domestic disturbance that happened a few days earlier. They got into an argument after she told him to leave.
The woman told police Dewalt said “I’ll kill you,” before grabbing the knife and stabbing her.
The woman told police she initially defended herself with a plastic bag, but they later determined it was a plastic baseball bat.
Dewalt told officers he came to the house and was “kissing his babies” when the victim walked in with an extension cord wrapped around her hand. He later changed his story, saying she had a baseball bat.
Dewalt then said the woman had charged at him with a shovel, so he brandished a knife that had been wedged in the door, ran outside, fell down on the lawn and called police.
He’s currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $5,000 bail.