Eau Claire man charged in New Year’s Day stabbing

James Sande
James Sande(Eau Claire County)
Updated: Jan. 5, 2021 at 4:56 PM CST
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - An Eau Claire man has been charged with felonies that include first degree recklessly endangering safety after Eau Claire Police responded to a stabbing incident on Jan. 1.

An Eau Claire County Criminal Complaint says James Sande, 32, has been charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety- use of a dangerous weapon and substantial batter- use of a dangerous weapon.

The complaint adds that Eau Claire Police officers responded to the Mega Holiday gas station on Birch Street where they spoke with Sande who had blood on his sweater, face and hands. Officers noticed he appeared to be highly intoxicated. He told officers he had a knife. When asked if he struck anyone with the knife, he responded saying he was unsure and that he ran to the gas station because people were threatening to kill him.

An individual interviewed by officers stated he thought a physical fight was breaking out at the Brickhouse bar where Sande originally was earlier in the night. He added that he saw several individuals physically fighting and that Sande stabbed someone.

According to court documents, Sande was given a $50,000 signature bond and it was signed on Jan. 5.

He is scheduled to appear in court next on Feb. 16 for a hearing.

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