Suspect accused of stabbing another man is taken into custody

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SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) A man is taken into custody after deputies say he stabbed another man during a fight in Sawyer County.

It happened Thursday afternoon on Highway 77 near Wheeler Road in the Town of Hayward.

Deputies say when they arrived to the scene they took the suspect, Anthony Smart,38 into custody. They then searched the area for the victim, but could not find him.

Just before 7p.m. Thursday the sheriff's office received a tip about the victim walking on Highway 77 near Airport Road. Deputies went to the area with K9 Trace and found the victim hiding in a swampy area.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with an injury to his elbow. The incident remains under investigation.

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