Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Boy faces charges after stabbing

by Rob Ireland

April 05, 2012

ELKHORN — A 17-year-old Elkhorn boy faces criminal charges after allegedly stabbing a 29-year-old man during a gang fight behind Jackson Elementary School.

Alfredo Emilio Villarreal, 427 East Geneva St., has been charged with felony first-degree reckless endangerment, use of a dangerous weapon.

If convicted, Villarreal faces up to 12-1/2 years imprisonment and $25,000 in fines. Three other men also face criminal charges as a result of the fight.

Clayton Rhymer, 18, and Cole Sorg, 20, both of 110 North Lincoln St., have been charged with felony substantial battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Alexander Rickert, 17, 226 Westward Dr., faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

During the incident, Rafael Villegas was stabbed.

On March 26, Elkhorn Police Chief Joel Christensen said “there is indications that there was some gang activities for those that were involved.”

According to the criminal complaint:

On March 21, officers with the city of Elkhorn Police Department were called to fight behind Jackson Elementary School.

When police arrived at the scene, they identified seven people, including Villarreal, Sorg, Rhymer and Rickert.

When police arrived, they spoke to Villegas, who had two puncture wounds to his stomach. Villegas said the injuries must have occurred during the fight.

Villegas later went to Lakeland Medical Center’s emergency room for his injuries, and was flown to Froedert Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Police located a knife with a blade about 5-inches long in the playground area of the school. A second knife was found at the bottom of a sewer drain near the school.

A detective interviewed Villarreal, who said he was given a knife from Rhymer. Villarreal also told police that during the fight he stabbed Villegas twice.