JUNEAU – A 21-year-old Theresa man charged with being part of a fight that resulted in two men being taken to the hospital with stab wounds entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday.

Matthew R. Hecker, 626 S. Milwaukee St., is charged with aggravated battery – intending bodily harm as a party to the crime.

If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison.

According to the complaint, Dodge County detectives were called to St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac on Feb. 9 when two men came in with stab wounds after a fight at Matthew Hecker’s home in Theresa.

One of the men had a punctured and collapsed lung.

The complaint states the victim identified Conrado Garza as the man who had stabbed him, although all of the witnesses told officers that several men struck the victim.

Garza told officers that he was only trying to defend himself. Nicholas Isken told officers that the fight ended when Garza stabbed the victim.

Garza, 20, 935 Acorn St., is charged with first degree reckless injury with the use of a dangerous weapon and aggravated battery with the use of a dangerous weapon.

If convicted, he faces up to 50 years in prison.

Nicholas Isken, 22, 505 S. Milwaukee St., Theresa, is charged with aggravated battery – intending bodily harm as a party to the crime.

If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison.

A telephone scheduling conference is scheduled for Hecker on April 26.

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