UPDATE: Man bound over for trial in roommate stabbing


UPDATED Monday, May 19, 2014 --- 8:01 p.m.

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- A Janesville man has been bound over for trial on charges he stabbed his roommate in a fight in their apartment earlier this month.

Twenty-eight-year-old Clayton Courtney appeared in Rock County court for a preliminary hearing Monday. Courtney faces attempted first-degree intentional homicide and related charges in the case.

Courtney's attorney argued that the prosecution did not prove Courtney intended to kill Michael Clark. Clark was stabbed in the shoulder and foot.

The Janesville Gazette reports Courtney is expected to enter a plea at his arraignment Thursday.

Courtney also is being investigated in the death of his girlfriend, 21-year-old Britney Cross. Police found Cross's body behind a former furniture store the morning after Courtney is accused of attacking his roommate. Cross died of a blunt-force injury to the head.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

Posted Monday, May 5, 2014 --- 6:50 a.m.

A Janesville man is charged with Attempted Homicide after police say he stabbed a man, then set a woman's car on fire.

Police were called to a home on 1600 block of North Pontiac Drive just after 10:00 p.m. Sunday for a report of a fight between two men who lived at the home.

When police arrived Clayton Courtney, 28, tried to flee the scene after stabbing another man.

The man who was stabbed, Michael J. Clark, 28, was transported to the hospital with near-fatal injuries.

Police say a female resident, Jessica Moe, 32, was not injured in the incident. However, Courtney did try to set her car on fire.

Courtney is charged with Attempted First Degree Reckless Homicide, Attempted Arson, Criminal Damage and Disorderly Conduct and is being held at the Rock County Jail.


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