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Love triangle may have led to stabbing: Court documents

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Nico Savidge
July 12, 2013

A love triangle may have led one man to stab another in the chest last week, according to court documents.

Chadley A. Falconbury, 31, of 403 S. Jackson St., made his initial appearance in Rock County Court on Thursday on a charge of aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon, court records show.

Falconbury stabbed Nathaniel Trammel twice July 5 because Falconbury thought his ex-girlfriend was having a relationship with Trammel, according to a criminal complaint filed this week.

When police first spoke with Trammel, 40, at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville, he said he did not know who stabbed him or where, police said.

Soon after he was released, though, Trammel told a detective that Falconbury stabbed him, according to the complaint.

Trammel drove Falconbury to a storage unit off of Delavan Drive the morning of July 5 because Falconbury said he found a job for the two of them, authorities said.

When they got to the units, Falconbury accused Trammel of being in a car with Rasheena Suski, Falconbury's girlfriend, and then stabbed Trammel twice in the chest and hit him over the head with an ice scraper, police said.

Falconbury soon apologized and then drove Trammel to Falconbury's home on Jackson Street, according to the complaint.

Falconbury's mother told him to take Trammel to the hospital, but Falconbury couldn't because “he would be arrested and he did not want to go back to prison,” according to the complaint.

Trammel eventually drove himself to the hospital after Falconbury's mother told him  “just don't tell them Chad did it,” authorities said.

When police interviewed Falconbury about the crime, he provided a different explanation for the stabbing, according to the complaint.

“Falconbury said that he did not like that Trammel was black,” according to the complaint. "He said it was not a racist thing but that he did not like black people.”

Falconbury was released from the Rock County Jail on a $5,000 signature bond Thursday.

He is next due in court for a preliminary hearing July 22.



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