Charges filed in PM Windom stabbing case
WINDOM -- A warrant was issued Tuesday for a Windom man accused of stabbing a coworker at PM Windom Saturday during a work-related confrontation. Edgardo Castro Santiago, charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, is wanted by au...
WINDOM -- A warrant was issued Tuesday for a Windom man accused of stabbing a coworker at PM Windom Saturday during a work-related confrontation.
Edgardo Castro Santiago, charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, is wanted by authorities after allegedly punching and stabbing the victim with an 8-inch meat knife.
The complaint states authorities were called shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday morning to the Windom Area Hospital, where they found an adult male with a stab wound in his right side above the hip. The wound, which was deep, was approximately four centimeters in length.
The victim said he was working on the meat line when a piece of meat got past him. Santiago, the victim said, brought the meat back to him, then got mad and punched him in the face with one hand and stabbed him with the other. The victim said they had not been arguing prior to the confrontation. When he put up his arm to protect himself, the victim said he knocked Santiago's helmet off his head.
The officer who had taken the victim's story went to PM Windom to find Santiago, but was told the man had left. When the officer went to look at the address on file at PM Windom, he discovered no such address existed, the complaint states.
Authorities took statements from three witnesses. The first witness said the victim was not doing his job and Santiago had to keep throwing pieces of meat back. The victim threw a piece of meat back and confronted Santiago, the witness said, and when he turned to go back to his spot on the line, Santiago stabbed him.
A second witness agreed that the victim wasn't doing his job properly and Santiago had to keep sending pieces of meat back. The second witness said she saw the victim punch Santiago in the face, knocking off his helmet. She said the victim had threatened Santiago the previous day.
A third victim also stated the victim had punched Santiago in the face.