Oneida County judge determines Nokomis stabbing case can proceed
Robert Hunter Williams faces two felony charges
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
RHINELANDER – A man accused of stabbing a Tomahawk resident in the Town of Nokomis last month will appear in court this week after an Oneida County judge determined enough evidence exists for the case to proceed.
Robert Hunter Williams, whose address is listed in court records as being in Menominee, Mich., was a resident of Panama City, Fla., at the time of the incident. Williams, 34, is accused of stabbing Andrew W. Wickland, 28, of Tomahawk, numerous times during an altercation in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 21.
Wickland was transported to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk and was later released. Williams was taken to the Oneida County jail after being medically cleared at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander.
Appearing in court on Monday, June 29, Williams waived his preliminary hearing. Judge Patrick O’Melia ruled that probable cause exists and lowered Williams’ cash bond to $10,000.
Williams faces a felony charge of attempted mayhem, along with a felony charge of 1st degree recklessly endangering safety and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to appear in court for a pre-trial conference on Friday, July 10.