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Green Bay Police arrest stabbing suspect on city’s southwest side

Posted at 10:57 AM, Jan 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-31 15:25:23-05

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Green Bay Police have arrested a man accused of stabbing another man on the city's southwest side.

Police said a 55-year-old homeless man is suspected of stabbing a 40-year-old homeless man, causing non-life-threatening injuries, which was reported to have resulted from an argument.

Police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Holmgren Way just after 11:00 p.m. on Thursday. Upon arrival, police said officers were told that the two men had sheltered inside of an abandoned ice machine in a nearby parking lot when one man allegedly pulled out a knife and cut the other man.

The Brown County District Attorney's Office charged Joseph Roberts, 55, on January 27, 2023, with Second-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Use of a Dangerous Weapon - Repeater; Disorderly Conduct, Use of a Dangerous Weapon - Repeater.

An investigation is still ongoing and further details have not been released.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Green Bay Police at (920) 448-3200 and reference case #23-204863. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime stoppers at (920) 432-STOP (7867). You may also submit a tip online at, or utilize the "P3 Tips" app for crime tips.