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Dubuque police investigate stabbing death

40 year old Michael Mayton is  jail after a double stabbing in Dubuque's north side 40 year old Michael Mayton is jail after a double stabbing in Dubuque's north side

DUBUQUE (KWWL) - One man is dead, another hospitalized, and a suspect in jail after a stabbing in Dubuque's north side. Police say it all stemmed from an argument about loud music.

40-year old Michael Mayton is being held on $100,000 bond charged with Willful Injury causing serious injury, and Going Armed With Intent.

Melvin Gaul heard arguing Saturday night, but didn't think much of it. "I've heard arguing quite a few times from that area, so I didn't pay much attention to it," said Gaul. Until he says police came knocking at his door, notifying him that two people had been stabbed just down the street. A woman at the same residence told us it has her 14-year old son scared.

"We stayed out from about midnight until about 2:30 in the morning," Gaul told us. 

Police say Mayton, of 2416 stafford street was involved in a fight over loud music. But Lieutenant Scott Baxter suggested there may be more to it. "I think there's probably some other issues that we're trying to uncover here, that were taking place," said Baxter.

Neighbors say the victim who died lived in the same building as Mayton, and the one who lived, lived across the street. One man we spoke with saw the fight at the corner of Stafford and Edison streets, and saw beer bottles being thrown and shattered.

"I do anticipate that as the investigation progresses there will be some additional charges filed," said Baxter. He says this is the first homicide case for Dubuque police in nearly two years. "It was a shock. We of course would've liked to keep that streak going as long as possible, but unfortunately, it's been broken now."

Online Reporter - Brady Smith

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