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UPDATE: Green Bay man pleads not guilty to 1st-degree intentional homicide

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MONDAY 06/28/2021 7:42 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV)- Joseph Olvera has pleaded not guilty to charges of 1st-degree intentional homicide in a fatal stabbing.

Olvera was arrested in April for a stabbing at a Marathon gas station in Green Bay.

Olvera’s status conference is set for August 10. No additional information has been released at this time.

ORIGINAL POST: UPDATE: 43-year-old Green Bay man officially charged in stabbing that killed one man

TUESDAY 04/06/2021 3:43 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Local 5 is learning more information regarding the fatal stabbing that happened Sunday, April 4 on the city’s east side.

According to the criminal complaint, police were dispatched to the area of S. Baird St. and E. Mason St. Sunday around 5:16 p.m. for a weapons call with a note indicating a man was stabbed and was inside a blue Toyota in the parking lot of Walgreens. When they arrived on the scene, they found the victim with a wound to his chest area that was bleeding heavily.

Another man who was the driver of the Toyota, who the victim worked with at JBS Meat Packaging, was also there and said that he and two co-workers were at the Marathon Gas Station when a Hispanic male attacked the victim. In the complaint, one of the men explained they had stopped at the gas station, two of the men got out of the car and another stayed in the car. They had noticed a black SUV drive in an aggressive manner near their vehicle. A man got out of the SUV and started approaching them.

One man had informed the victim to stay in the car, but he got out. One man noticed an extended pocket knife in the suspect hand. The suspect allegedly stabbed the victim one time, he then said he was ‘a blood gangster’. The suspect ran back to his SUV and drove away heading eastbound on Walnut Street.

The three men, including the victim, drove away from the gas station in an attempt to follow the suspect but stopped at Walgreens to call 911.

Through extensive interviews by police, they were able to obtain a photo lineup to show to one of the men that were with the victim that night. He was able to identify Joseph Olvera as the possible suspect. Police tracked down Olvera and his wife who were staying at a local hotel. They got in contact with the wife and brought her and her son in for questioning.

According to the complaint, she says that Joseph would have never done anything and said what happened was self-defense. She also stated that she nor Joseph knew the men at the gas station and that Joseph doesn’t normally carry a knife. Police later found out that she had Joseph’s phone in her phone with the SIM card pulled out.

A short time later, Joseph’s wife explained that one of the men at the gas station was not aggressive like previously stated and was not yelling anything. She went on to say that Joseph had told her he stabbed someone.

Olvera is being charged with one count of 1st-degree intentional homicide and three counts of bail jumping. His bond has been set at $750,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear back in court on April 27.

UPDATE: One dead, another in custody after stabbing incident on Green Bay’s east side Sunday

MONDAY, 4/5/202, 5:31 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay Police have released more information regarding the police presence in the city Sunday night.

According to police, officers responded to a 911 call around 5:16 p.m. at E. Mason St. at Baird St. for a 25-year-old man in critical condition suffering from a stab wound. After an investigation, officers determined the stabbing had occurred in the parking lot of 610 East Walnut Street.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m. Monday.

The investigation led to a suspect being identified as 43-year-old Joseph Olvera of Green Bay. Several interviews had been conducted and Olvera was found and taken into custody around 1:00 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block of Charles Street in Green Bay.

Olvera is being held at the Brown County Jail. According to the jail bookings list, Olvera is being held on 1st degree recklessly endangering safety/crimes against a person, possession with intent, THC/marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.

The name of the victim is not being released at time.

Original Story: Police presence at two locations in Green Bay, situation unknown

SUNDAY 4/4/2021, 9:02 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – There’s currently a police presence at two locations in Green Bay.

They are at East Mason and Baird Street near Walgreens and Monroe Avenue and East Walnut Street near the Marathon Gas Station. It’s unknown why police are present at the two locations at this time.

Local 5 has reached out to Green Bay Police and has not yet heard back. Continue checking in with Local 5 both on air and online for the latest information when it becomes available.

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