Tina M. Pecore, 52, Waupaca, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, substantial battery and disorderly conduct.
At approximately 2:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, Waupaca Police Sgt. John Helgeson and Officer Nate Winistorfer were dispatched to the Waupaca Hotel on North Union Street.
When they arrived, the officers encountered a man in the second-floor hallway holding a towel to the side of his neck. Blood was running down his body and onto the floor.
The man told the officers that Pecore had stabbed him multiple times.
Helgeson went into the apartment where he found Pecore sitting on the floor, according to the criminal complaint. She said she had been staying with the man and had returned to the apartment that night. She said she was afraid the man was going to hit her, so she defended herself.
The man was taken to Riverside Medical Center where he received treatment and stitches. He suffered lacerations on his shoulder near his neck, on his arm, his chest and his thigh.
The man told Winistorfer that he was sitting in a chair, watching TV, when Pecore came into the apartment. She was cutting cheese and he told her she should stop drinking and go to bed. She became angry, charged him and began stabbing him, according to the criminal complaint. He was able to push her to the floor and wrestle the knife from her.
If convicted, Pecore faces up to 12 years in prison for reckless endangerment and three years for substantial battery.