UPDATE: Attempted murder trial for Wykoff man scheduled in April
(ABC 6 News) – A Wykoff man accused of trying to murder a fellow Susie’s Roadhouse employee will stand trial on attempted murder and assault charges in April of this year.
Noah Arnold Foster, 23, is scheduled to appear in court for a jury trial April 17, 2023.
He has a settlement conference scheduled two weeks ahead of the trial.
Foster was charged on Nov. 20, 2022, after his alleged victim told law enforcement he and Foster had argued and Foster had stabbed him six times.
(ABC 6 News) – A Wykoff man is accused of trying to murder a fellow employee behind an Ostrander bar.
Noah Arnold Foster, 23, faces charges of 2nd-degree attempted murder, two counts of 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, and a count of 5th-degree assault after allegedly stabbing the other man repeatedly in the chest and shoulder on Nov. 20.
According to court documents, the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office responded to Susie’s Roadhouse Bar and Grill at about 8:19 a.m. Nov. 20 and found the victim, an adult male, with six stab wounds to his chest and right shoulder, and cuts to his left hand.
The victim was an employee of the bar and grill, and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.
Court documents indicate that the stab wounds did not appear life-threatening.
The deputies claim that Foster and the other employee were inside the victims car, and were talking and smoking when an argument began.
Foster allegedly stabbed the victim before fleeing out the alley behind the bar and toward Minnesota Street, while the victim entered the bar to get help.
According to court documents, the FCSO made contact with Foster’s “suspected girlfriend,” who said Foster believed she was cheating on him with the victim and said he was going to confront the victim without specifying how.
Deputies alerted Ostrander residents by going door-to-door until about 12:46 p.m., when they received a call about a man wrapped in a blanket matching foster’s description, who was walking north on 141st Avenue.
Deputies made contact with Foster, who was taken into custody.
According to court documents, blood was visible on Foster’s jeans, the front of his shirt, and his hands, although he had no visible injuries.
The FCSO claimed they found a black folding knife in his jeans pocket, as well as a baggie possibly containing a small amount of marijuana.
Deputies spoke with the victim later Nov. 20, who said he’d picked Foster up for work at about 5:30 a.m. and that he “seemed off.”
The victim said Foster asked him to take a smoke break, so they went out to the car, where Foster allegedly began swinging at him with his left hand.
“At first, Victim thought Foster was punching him, but after a couple of strikes, he realized that Foster had a knife and he was being stabbed,” court documents read. “Victim fought back and ended up going over the center console and they both fell out of the passenger side door. Victim was able to pull Foster’s coat over his head and flee into Susie’s and lock the door.”
Foster’s next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 5.