Antigo man charged with attempted homicide

Attack allegedly took place after casino visit
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An Antigo man is facing a charge of attempted homicide for a domestic assault that occurred in Shawano County in June.

Wilbert N. Orley, 43, is accused of beating, stabbing and cutting a woman in a wooded area in the town of Almon during an assault that lasted several hours.

The attack allegedly occurred after Orley and the woman visited the North Star Casino on June 22.

According to the complaint, the couple had been arguing before arriving at the casino. While at the casino, Orley allegedly shoved her around and grabbed her by the back of the neck, but no one intervened.

The couple later got back into their vehicle and Orley took the woman down a dirt road off of Hilltop Road, according to the complaint. Orley allegedly pulled her from the vehicle by her hair, threw her to the ground and repeatedly assaulted her.

The complaint alleges Orley threatened her with multiple knives, then cut her hand and stabbed her in the leg with a bolo knife.

The woman reported the incident to Antigo police and was treated for her injuries at Aspirus Hospital.

Orley was arrested by Antigo police and resisted arrest, according to the complaint. He was also allegedly in possession of a meth pipe.

A Shawano County sheriff’s detective was called in because the alleged assault occurred in the county.

Authorities located several knives in Orley’s vehicle, including a box cutter, folding blade knife, fixed blade knife and a Filipino machete “bolo” knife with an 18-inch blade, according to the complaint.

Orley could face 60 years in prison if convicted of attempted homicide.

He is also charged with felony counts of reckless endangerment and false imprisonment, as well as several misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct.

Orley is currently being held at the Langlade County Jail. He was convicted in Langlade County on Tuesday of domestic abuse and sentenced to 60 days in jail.

He was also convicted Tuesday in a separate case on charges of possession of methamphetamine and battery, for which he was given three years’ probation.

There is no court date set for the Shawano County charges.