LCO Police Department
On Friday, January 20, 2023 at approximately 12:19 P.M., Officers from the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department and the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Sawyer County Ambulance were dispatched to the LCO Clubhouse located at 8436N County Hwy E for the report of a stabbing.
Upon arrival Officers located Garrett Barthel had been stabbed in the chest and was bleeding. The individual who had stabbed Barthel was identified as Myron Crone Jr. and he had barricaded himself in the bathroom at the LCO Clubhouse. Garrett Barthel was transported by ambulance and helicopter to receive medical care for a life-threatening injury. The Sawyer County S.W.A.T. Team was activated and was able to take Crone Jr. into custody for aggravated battery and multiple felony warrants for his arrest.
This incident is under investigation by the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department.
Editor's Note: According to a Facebook Post from family, Barthel is doing good and recovering from his injuries. Crone remains in custody.