Man arrested in Mound House stabbing

A 42-year-old Mound House man was jailed Thursday morning in a stabbing Wednesday night on Calcite Drive.

Dan Wilhelm, 42, is being held in the Lyon County Jail on suspicion of felony battery with a deadly weapon.

He was arrested Thursday morning by Carson City deputies after his friend called to tell police where he was, said Lyon County Sheriff's Lt. Jim Cupp.

According to Cupp, Wilhelm was in a rented room at a home on Calcite Drive in Mound House when a fight broke out Wednesday night.

"It sounds like everybody was drinking and the suspect was annoying someone in the house. They were trying to get him to leave the room and go away and not bother them anymore. In the pushing and yelling at each other, all of the sudden, this knife appeared out of nowhere and he stabbed the victim in the chest, between the heart and the shoulder," said Cupp.

A friend then took Wilhelm from the home.

Cupp said the victim was reluctant to call police. About a half hour after the incident, and after urging from his wife, authorities were called.

The unnamed 39-year-old victim who rented the room to Wilhelm was taken by ambulance to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released for "non-life threatening" wounds to his chest and arm, said Cupp.

At about 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Lyon County received information from Wilhelm's friend that he would be taking Wilhelm to a South Carson Street casino for a beer and breakfast, according to Carson City dispatch logs.

Carson City deputies arrived and arrested Wilhelm at 8:43 a.m. in the parking lot without incident, said Carson City Sheriff's Sgt. Darrin Sloan.

Cupp said Wilhelm refused to answer questions, though he did indicate it was his intention to surrender peacefully.

He is being held on $40,000 bail.

Contact reporter F.T. Norton at or 881-1213.


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