Man stabbed at Town of Burlington bar over game of pool; suspect in custody
TOWN OF BURLINGTON — One man was taken to the hospital after he got stabbed at a bar in the Town of Burlington Friday night, January 26th.
Deputies say they took a 911 call of a stabbing of a patron at the Countryside Pub around 9:15 p.m. When Racine County Sheriff Deputies made it to the scene, they found a 54-year-old man with a stab wound to his lower left side. Burlington Area Rescue came to the scene and took the victim to the hospital where he was then transported to a different hospital by Flight For Life. The man is in stable condition.
Officials identified the suspect as a 40-year-old Walworth County man who was a regular at the bar. He was taken into custody at his residence without incident.
The incident started with the two men arguing over a pool game that then turned into a physical fight with each other before the suspect stabbed the victim.
The 40-year-old Walworth County man is in jail for the following charges:
- 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety
- Substantial Battery
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Disorderly Conduct