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Racine police say a man used a broken bread knife to attack another man at HALO, 2000 DeKoven Ave.

Tamarrae Hopkins was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of attempted aggravated battery with use of a dangerous weapon, two felony counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon, and one count each of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, both with use of a dangerous weapon. If convicted, he faces up to 33 years in prison and/or up to $86,000 in fines.

Criminal complaint: Witnesses confirmed man had knife

According to the criminal complaint, officers were called Monday to HALO for a report of a fight and that one participant was armed with a knife. When police arrived, a man later identified as Hopkins was being held down by two witnesses. Several parties, including at least three people who tried to intervene, relayed the same story: a man was sleeping in the corner of the dining room when Hopkins grabbed a knife and tried to stab the man. When the knife made contact with the man, however, it bent and did not cause any injury.

Officers say three witnesses who attempted to stop Hopkins’ assault on the man were injured. The subject of the attack told police that he and Hopkins “had words” the day before the attack and that they hadn’t been getting along.

Hopkins remains in the Racine County Jail on $1,000 bail and will next be in court April 20 for his preliminary hearing.


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