A 56-year-old Kenosha man is alleged to have stabbed his nephew after the younger man tried to keep his uncle from attacking a woman.
Johnnie Jackson Sr. was charged Wednesday with first-degree recklessly endangering safety-use of a dangerous weapon and second-degree recklessly endangering safety.
According to the criminal complaint, Kenosha Police were called to a home in the 6100 block of Sheridan Road for a report of a stabbing at 10:15 p.m. When they arrived, they spoke to a 60-year-old woman who had been visiting with family at the home when, she said, Jackson had stabbed his 44-year-old nephew, and that the nephew had already left the home and walked to the hospital to get treatment.
The woman said she and Jackson had adult children together, but that they had been separated for 30 years. She had come to the house to visit extended family and had been at the house for several hours. She told police that during that time Jackson had been drinking and that he had suddenly become enraged and attacked her and threatened to kill her.
According to the criminal complaint, Jackson grabbed a hunting knife and lunged at the woman several times with the knife as she tried to get away. According to the complaint, the 44-year-old came to her aid and tried to wrestle the knife away when Jackson allegedly stabbed him in the arm and shoulder.
The Kenosha News initially reported that two people had been stabbed in the incident. However only the nephew was stabbed and the 60-year-old woman was not injured, according to the complaint.
When police arrived Jackson was sitting on his couch with blood on his sweatshirt. He appeared highly intoxicated and told police the blood on his shirt was from hamburger meat. He said he had done nothing wrong and there were no weapons in the house.
Police found a bloody knife with a five-inch blade on a top shelf in the kitchen.
Police spoke to the nephew at the hospital where he was being treated for three stab wounds to his arm and shoulder which required stitches. He did not want to sign a statement and said he did not believe Jackson was trying to injure him, but said he was stabbed when he was trying to get between Jackson and the woman and to take the knife away.
Other family members including children were in the house when the incident occurerd.
In a police report about the incident, an officer wrote “it should be noted that I responded to a previous stabbing where Johnnie Jackson was the suspect (in 2016),” saying that Jackson had pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct while armed in that case.
Along with the two felony charges, Jackson was charged with battery and disorderly conduct. His bond was set Wednesday at $15,000.