Fostoria, IA (KICD)--A stabbing incident in Fostoria lands four in Clay County Jail.
At 11:51 p.m. Sunday the Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of an assault that had taken place at the basketball court in the 200 block of Main St. in Fostoria. Six minutes later a report of a stabbing at 217 1st St. S.W. came in.
An investigation with help from Spencer Police found that a pair of juveniles, 42-year-old Justin Champine of Fostoria, and 26-year-old Justin Burtis of Estherville were playing basketball while 18-year-old Carl Gordon of Fostoria and 26-year-old Jacob Mersch of Fostoria were watching. A physical altercation broke out between Gordon, Champine, and Burtis. Mersch then went home and had his wife report the assault.
Upon further investigation, it was found Mersch left his residence with a filet knife and went to the basketball court and saw Champine and Burtis go to Champine’s residence. A short time later, Gordon went to his residence, got a steak knife and went to Champine’s residence. Champine saw Gordon outside of his window with a knife and went outside, tackled Gordon, and was cut by the knife. Burtis assisted Champine in taking the knife away from Gordon and Gordon fled on foot.
Gordon was charged with a class D felony charge of going armed with intent, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Mersch was charged with going armed with intent and public intoxication. Burtis was charged with disorderly conduct. All three were held in the Clay County Jail to appear before the Magistrate.
On Monday night Champine met with authorities at the Clay County Jail where he was taken into custody. He was charged with disorderly conduct and released on a $300 cash or surety bond.