The man, whom Patch is not naming to protect the identity of the victim, a Greendale woman, was charged with second degree reckless injury with use of a dangerous weapon in Milwaukee County Circuit Court last week.
If convicted, he faces a maximum of 17 ½ years of imprisonment, $25,000 in fines or more.
According to the criminal complaint, the man’s girlfriend told police he stabbed her in the leg with a knife during an argument in her home in Greendale on Oct. 6. She told police the man also punched her four or five times in the face and neck. He threatened to kill her in the past.
The wound required 10 stitches and seven to 10 staples to close, according to court documents.