More serious charge against CF man accused in stabbing

SCOTT REED

MARINETTE, Wis. — A Crystal Falls man accused of stabbing another man in the arm during a December altercation in Niagara, Wis., now faces a more serious charge.

Online court records show the Marinette County District Attorney’s office on Wednesday filed an amended complaint charging 32-year-old Scott Lee Reed with recklessly endangering safety-first degree, a 12.5-year felony, instead of the original aggravated battery, a six-year felony.

Reed waived his preliminary examination and agreed to be bound over for trial, with an arraignment scheduled for Feb. 5 in Marinette County Court.

A Niagara man told police Reed, a friend of his ex-girlfriend, came to his home Dec. 17 and told him to “stop messing with” the ex-girlfriend, according to the criminal complaint.

When the man told Reed to leave the property, Reed reportedly pulled out a 3-inch kitchen knife and attempted to stab him in the midsection but instead cut a deep laceration in his right forearm, the complaint states.

The struggle continued until the man’s grandfather came to his aid and Reed reportedly ran off, according to the complaint.

Nikki Younk can be reached at 906-774-2772, ext. 41, or nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.

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