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UPDATE: Appleton man faces up to 60 years in jail for allegedly stabbing someone

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TUESDAY 12/21/21 4:20 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV)- Information about the night an Appleton man allegedly stabbed someone has been released.

61-year-old Michael Miller allegedly stabbed someone with an “edged weapon” on Sunday, December 19, near W. College Avenue.

Officers first responded to the area of N. Mason Street and W. College Avenue in Appleton for a weapons complaint on December 19th. Court documents describe the night Miller allegedly stabbed a man with what is described as a “lock blade” that flips outward.

Once on scene, Police encountered three people on the Southside of Storage Sense, one of which was a man who had blood around his mouth and down the front of his shirt. There was also a pool of blood on the ground near the man when he shouted to Police “he stabbed me in the neck.”

The stabbing victim says that “Mike Miller” and himself knew one another previously, and that they had gotten into an argument which led the man to grab Miller and attempt to put him on the ground. This led to Miller pulling out a knife and stabbing the victim in the neck.

An Appleton Police Sergeant then responded to the scene of the stabbing, where they encountered Miller. The Appleton man allegedly reached for a knife to show APD that he had one with him. A red substance was found on the man’s clothing and eye glasses that are consistent with blood.

Miller faces one charge, according to court documents, of Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide that if convicted could leave the Appleton man serving time up to 60 years.

No other information has been released at this time. Local Five will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY: 61-year-old Appleton man in custody for attempted homicide following fight with ‘edged weapon’

MONDAY 12/20/21 10:06 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – An Appleton man was taken into custody for attempted first-degree intentional homicide after a reported fight on Sunday that involved a weapon and left a victim with a significant injury to his neck.

According to the Appleton Police Department, on Dec. 19 around 2:20 p.m. officers responded to the 1100 block of West College Avenue for a report of a physical fight involving a weapon. When officers arrived they found a 54-year-old Appleton man with a ‘significant’ injury to his neck.

Authorities say that the injury is consistent with the use of an edged weapon.

The first officer that arrived at the scene stabilized the victim’s condition until the Gold Cross Ambulance and Appleton Fire Department arrived. The victim was later transported to a local hospital.

Officers located a suspect that was not far from the scene. The suspect was 61-year-old Michael W. Miller from Appleton.

Miller was taken into custody and has been confined at the Outagamie County Jail for attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Authorities say that Miller and the victim knew each other before the incident.

No additional information was provided, Local 5 will continue to update this story.

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