A native of the northern Iowa town of Belmond is charged with murder after the weekend stabbings of two people in Ohio. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is holding 44-year-old Wade Gaunt of Jackson, Ohio, on $1.5-million after he allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death, as well as slashing another man’s throat as they were in the ex-girlfriend’s hot tub.
Gaunt is a 1983 graduate of Belmond-Klemme High School. Gaunt has been charged with aggravated murder, felonious assault, endangering children, driving while under the influence, fleeing and eluding. Gaunt faces a preliminary hearing in the case on April 6th.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City