Willernie man charged with stabbing victim 7 times
A Willernie man is charged with assault after allegedly stabbing a man he lives with seven times on Monday.
Jagger Jed Krueger, 19, is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
A Washington County deputy patrolling the area of Stillwater Road and Penway Avenue at around 8:45 a.m. found a 36-year-old man holding his neck with blood running down his chest. The victim told the deputy Krueger had stabbed him.
Authorities provided aid until the victim was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery and treatment for seven stab wounds to various parts of his body.
According to a criminal complaint, law enforcement went to Krueger’s home, set up a perimeter and ordered everyone out of the house. However, Krueger’s brother came out and said nobody else was in the home. He added that he’d seen Krueger and the victim walking away from their house when he got home from work.
Deputies then learned Krueger was seen near Lake Washington. After arriving near the lake, authorities took Krueger into custody and, while taking him to jail, Krueger made several references to the stabbing, the complaint states.
Inside Krueger’s home, deputies found a trail of blood and droplets on several items. A knife with blood on it was also found on the kitchen table, the complaint states.
Authorities didn’t have any update on the victim’s condition Wednesday other than he’s recovering from surgery.