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Suspect sought in Curtiss stabbing



Carlos Jose Santiago Gonzales

Police are searching for a 21-year-old Abbotsford man believed to be a suspect in a stabbing in Curtiss early Saturday morning.
Carlos Jose Santiago Gonzales was last seen drinking and arguing with an adult male who suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest area, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.
The stabbing occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday at El Norteno’s bar and restaurant, 218 Plaza Dr., Curtiss. The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield and is listed in stable condition.
The sheriff’s department said Santiago Gonzales was last seen by the victim, leaving the area in an unknown vehicle. He is described as six feet, one inch tall, 197 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing black sweatpants and a red and black shirt with an Air Jorden emblem on it.
The public is not believed to be in any danger, the sheriff’s department said.
On Tuesday, chief deputy Jim Hirsch said police were still searching for Santiago Gonzales and they’re not sure if he is still in the area or not.
“We have gotten some leads from the public we are following up on,” he said.
When asked about the motive for the stabbing, Hirsch said “we are still looking into it at this point.”
Anyone with information about the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to notify the Clark County Sheriff’s Department at 715-743-3157 or 1-800-743-2420.

Another stabbing, conspiracy arrests
Saturday morning’s stabbing in Curtiss was just the start of a busy week for the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.
Just 25 hours later, a second stabbing was reported at the Outpost Gentleman’s Club, W6991 STH 95, in the town of Levi on the southern end of the county.
According to the sheriff’s department, the victim was treated for his injuries at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. He was in stable condition as of Monday.
No arrests were reported and no suspects were publicly identified by the sheriff’s department. As in the previous case, the victim’s name was also withheld.
“The case is currently under investigation and the public is not believed to be in any danger,” the press release states.
The following day, Nov. 3, Clark County deputies arrested a mother and daughter in the Spencer area after they allegedly tried to hire someone to kill two people.
Shari A. Klimmer, 46, and her daughter, Porscha A. Rizzi, 21, were apprehended without incident after they attempted to hire someone to murder two of Rizzi’s ex-lovers, the sheriff’s department reported. The two men are fathers of two of her children.
Once authorities became aware of their plans, the potential victims were notified, the sheriff’s department said.
“One of the women supplied photos, addresses and vehicle descriptions of the two men and said they wanted it done soon,” the press release from sheriff Greg Herrick said. “They also said that one of the fathers wants to change custody arrangements and were going to be moving out of state.”
Klimmer and Rizzi were both transported to Clark County Jail and were likely to have a bail hearing on Wednesday.

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