Suspect in fatal Watertown sword attack identified

CREATED Jun 20, 2014 - UPDATED: Jun 20, 2014

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  • Amanda Rhyner was charged with four counts of Theft-Movable Property <=$2500

  • Anderson R Dasilva was found guilty of 3rd Degree Sexual Assault

  • Do Thao was charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide.

  • Octavia Burton was charged with seven counts of child neglect.

  • Deniece Luckett was charged two counts of recklessly endangering safety, physical abuse of a child, reckless injury while armed, and domestic violence - battery.

  • Jerimiah Gebel was charged with adjudged delinquent possession of a firearm and possession of narcotic drugs.

  • Keithany Brodie was charged with first degree intentional homicide, robbery -- use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm.

  • Owen B. Halverson was charged with an OWI (5th or 6th),

  • David Halase was charged with receiving Stolen Property (>$2500-$5000)

  • Jay Effenberger was charged with OWI (7th, 8th, or 9th offense).

  • Edi Gomez was charged with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

  • Chadley Falconbury was charged with aggravated battery.

  • Devin Faasr was charged with disorderly conduct.

  • Jordan Ebbott was charged with OWI (3rd offense).

  • Matthew Gleissner was charged with five felony counts of arson.

  • Christian Daak was charged with theft of movable property <=$2500

  • Todd Daase was charged with battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

  • Donald Dagen was charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.

  • Octavio Ramos-Perez was charged with manufacture/deliver cocaine.

  • Levonte Mitchell was charged with felony possession of a firearm.

  • Paul Negron was charged with possession of burglarious tools, possession of cocaine, and possession of an illegally obtained prescription.

  • Tydis Odom was charged with two counts of 4th-degree sexual assault, as well as false imprisonment and substantial battery.

  • Nestor Ortega was charged with take and drive vehicle without consent.

  • Elmer Ratliff was charged with disorderly conduct.

  • Dean Rauch was charged with a 3rd OWI offense.

  • Jessie Haggard was charged with two counts of "intentionally contact - order for misdemeanor conviction".

  • Antoine Harris was charged with robbery of a financial institution.

  • Robert Lawson was charged with armed robbery, as well as possession of firearm by a felon.

  • Robert Lesure was charged with possession of cocaine (2nd offense), as well as OWI (2nd offense).

  • Kenneth Long was charged with 1st degree sexual assault with use of a dangerous weapon, as well as kidnapping/carry without consent.

  • Edwin Maldonado was charged with possession with intent - THC (>200-1000g).

  • Floyd Matlock, Jr. was charged with OWI (2nd offense).

  • Artavious Miller was charged with armed robbery.

  • Davonnis Mitchell was charged with felony possession of a firearm.

  • Young Choi was charged with first-degree intentional homicide.

  • Michael Dixon was charged with sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age, first degree sexual assault, and other charges.

  • Scott Wimer was charged with using a shotgun to rob the New Berlin Pharmacy.

  • Logan Rivers was charged with armed robbery, resisting or obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct, and probation violation.

‎WATERTOWN -- A Watertown man has been charged with first degree intentional homicide following a fatal stabbing Thursday.

According to a criminal complaint released Friday, Young Jae Choi, 29, stabbed  27-year-old Dustin Venderheyden to death.

It happened around 4:50 p.m. inside a boarding house above Yanger's Bar, 300 N. 4th St. in Watertown.

David Gérard, a neighbor, tried to stop the attack after he heard screams in his apartment behind the bar. According to the complaint, he went upstairs and found a man stabbing another man on the ground.

Gerard, 24, broke up the fight, but was stabbed in the hand.

"[The sword] was painted black so I thought it was a stick or a rod," Gérard said. "I tried grabbing it and it cut me. I distracted [the suspect] long enough so the other man crawled back to his apartment. Then I went back and called 911."

Watertown's police chief said cops needed a negotiator to coax Choi out of the apartment building and into their custody.

Police said they found the victim seriously injured. He was transported to an area hospital and later died from his injuries.