Police Identify Dubuque Stabbing Victims

By Dave Franzman, Reporter

DUBUQUE - Police have identified the victims of a fatal stabbing in Dubuque.

Police were called to the corner of Stafford and Edison Streets in on the east side of Dubuque around 11:30 Saturday night.

When police arrived on the scene, they found two people suffering from stab wounds. Both were taken to a Dubuque-area hospital.

Officials say David Tate, 38, of Illinois, died. The other victim, Richard Schramm Jr., 23, of Dubuque, was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. The extent of Schramm's injuries are not being released at this time.

Michael Mayton, 40, of Dubuque, appeared in court Sunday morning on charges of willful injury and going armed with intent. Investigators tell KCRG-TV9 that additional charges could be filed as the investigation continues.

Police say a fight may have started over a loud stereo. But that wasn't the only problem. Dubuque Police Lieutenant Scott Baxter said "early on there was mention of music being a part of the argument but I believe there were other issues involved here. It may have been a multitude of issues."

Mayton is being held in the Dubuque County Jail on $100,000 cash bond.

This is the first homicide in Dubuque in two years.

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