Racine kitchen knife stabbing; man charged with attempted homicide

Leroy Bryant

A 56-year-old Racine man is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide after an argument ended in a stabbing the morning of Tuesday, May 11.

Prosecutors say Leroy Bryant, who has a record of convictions dating back to 1985, used a kitchen knife and threatened the victim during the incident.

Police were sent to a home on Center Street for a reported stabbing around 2:15 a.m. on May 11. When they arrived, they found the victim. She was treated for a wound to her upper left arm and taken to the hospital for further treatment.

According to a criminal complaint, Bryant told officers the victim came over to his house and attacked him with a knife – stating he had a right to defend himself.

The victim told police she was at Bryant's house all day on May 10 and that Bryant left around 6 p.m. that day before returning just before the stabbing.

The victim said the two were arguing when Bryant grabbed a steak knife and tried to stab her twice, only making contact the one time on her arm. She told officers, the complaint states, Bryant repeatedly said "(expletive) I'll kill you."

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In addition to the attempted homicide charge, Bryant faces one county of disorderly conduct.

He is due in court for an adjourned initial appearance on May 19.

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