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Ogden man charged with murder after multiple stabbings in Riverdale

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 18:21:53-04

OGDEN, Utah — An Ogden man booked into the Weber County Jail on Wednesday faces aggravated murder and assault charges for attacking a group of homeless people camping in Riverdale.

David Keith Wade, 49, was arrested for stabbing two people and attempting to choke out a third person.

According to the probable cause statement obtained by FOX13, Riverton Police responded to a report of a stabbing around 10:00 PM Tuesday night. A witness told police she had observed a man matching Wade’s description stabbing two people with a knife. Police later found the victims, one whom was already deceased, and the other later being taken to the hospital in serious condition.

That same witness told officers how she had hid from Wade, who repeatedly called out trying to find her, as she fled the scene to find help.

As Wade searched for the witness, he targeted another witness, who fought back as Wade attempted to place him in a chokehold. This witness told officers he had to hit Wade’s head with a metal pipe in order to break the chokehold, resulting in an identifying wound.

Over the course of the investigation, officers discovered Wade, the victims, and the witnesses were homeless and camping in a nearby wooded area, prompting a search that led to the discovery of a bloody knife that witnesses positively identified as the one used by Wade to stab the two victims.

Wade is currently being held in the Weber County Jail without bail.