Trio facing charges

Greg Marsten | Staff writer
Three men accused of chasing man with knife, baseball bat
AMERY – Three men are facing charges related to an incident in Amery where they are alleged to have chased a man around outside, threatening him with a knife and a baseball bat, apparently as he tried to retrieve his girlfriend’s vehicle.
According to the probable cause report filed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred shortly after midnight on Saturday, Nov. 30, when a report came in of an assault in progress.
That report came from a woman who claimed that three men were chasing another man around with a knife and a baseball bat, cornering him several times, stabbing the man at least once. The woman claimed the knife had a blue handle and was wielded by a man named “Chewy.”
When authorities arrived on-scene, they went to the apartment where the incident allegedly began, and found a man who met the description and also found a knife that matched the description, with a blue-taped handle.
The men all appeared to be intoxicated at the time and were all placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and endangering safety.
Arrested were Jesus Garcia, 36, Amery; Juan Torres Galicia, 35, New Richmond; and Enrique Favela, 37, Amery.
Charges were pending at press time, although it was noted that upon entrance into the jail, Garcia was found to have a rolled-up $100 bill in his wallet that contained a small amount of methamphetamine.
The man who was allegedly stabbed only suffered a minor injury on his arm. It is unclear what prompted the trio to get violent, or whether there were extenuating circumstances at the time that might have led to the confrontation.

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