CHIPPEWA FALLS – A 44-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed his former roommate Wednesday at the man’s home.
Michael V. Pierce was arrested on possible charges of first-degree reckless injury, aggravated battery-intent to cause great bodily harm, armed robbery with the use of force, burglary-armed with a dangerous weapon, possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.
According to a Chippewa Falls Police Department press release, police were sent to HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday for a report that a man had been stabbed by his former roommate and former employee, who he identified as Pierce.
The victim said that Pierce went to the victim’s home to confront him about a debt, and Pierce was armed with several knives. Once the victim arrived home, Pierce stabbed him several times. Pierce then forced the victim to go to an ATM to withdraw money. Pierce took a bicycle as he left the victim’s home.
The victim then went to the hospital; he has non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers were able to locate Pierce on the bicycle, and he was taken into custody without incident.
No address for Pierce is available. Online court records show he was convicted of disorderly conduct in Marathon County in July. He was given a traffic citation in Pierce County in 2013 and had an address in Spring Valley.