Brandon A. Lucht, 20, Amherst, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and misdemeanor endangerment with a weapon.
Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, a Waupaca woman called 911 and reported her 15-year-old daughter had been stabbed in the back.
Waupaca Police Officer Paul Benzschawel and Lt. Geoff Johnson responded to the North Main Street apartment. Because they had been informed Lucht was still armed with a knife, the officers had their weapons drawn when they entered the apartment.
According to the criminal complaint, the teenaged girl began screaming when the police arrived. She said she wanted to know why the police were there, and she apologized to Lucht for the police being called, the complaint says.
The girl reportedly had a wound in her back just below her neck. When the ambulance arrived, she said she did not want to go to the hospital. Police took her into protective custody.
Lucht told the police he and the 15-year-old girl had been dating for a few months, and he had moved into the apartment with the girl and her mother.
He said the girl had been moody that day because there was no food in the apartment. He went onto Facebook and messaged his mother to come and pick him up, the complaint says.
Lucht reportedly told police the girl had choked him and ripped his sweatshirt, so he decided to get even by cutting her sweatshirt with his knife. He said he did not intend to cut her.
The girl told police she had ended her relationship with Lucht a few days earlier. He had come to the apartment that day to see if they could get back together.
After the girl told Lucht she was not interested, he allegedly began using his knife to damage her collection of cans, so she grabbed him by the hood of his sweatshirt, causing it to rip. At that point in her account of what happened, the girl stopped speaking with the officer, the complaint says.
The girl’s mother filed for a restraining order against Lucht on Oct. 17.