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La Crosse police are looking for a man in connection with a stabbing on the city’s North Side early March 11.

Davonte Owens, 23, is accused of stabbing his girlfriend’s estranged husband in the leg during an argument in the 800 block of Hagar Street, according to police reports. Owens and Amanda Bakalars, 30, left the victim bleeding in the street before officers found him on the sidewalk yelling for help.

The victim, 34-year-old Daniel Bakalars, was treated at a local hospital.

Owens fled from the AmericInn in West Salem early Thursday before police arrived.

Amanda Bakalars faces a charge of first-degree recklessly endangering safety while armed as party to the crime when she appears Wednesday La Crosse County Circuit Court.

Owens is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the La Crosse police at 608-785-5962 or the La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS.

Tips also can be submitted by text to 274637 or online. Tipsters can remain anonymous.


Police and courts reporter

Anne Jungen covers law enforcement and the criminal justice system in La Crosse County. She joined the Tribune reporting staff in December 2005. You can contact her directly at or 608-791-8224.

(13) comments

Oney Judge

she use to live over here by the arc in green bay st, she looked pretty nice there, now she's looks all tire up after he introduced her to some meth. she nasty now.


you don't have to be lonely at thug's


Where did she meet him, on a thug dating website?


Women need to start to have some dating standards , don't be so hard up for a boyfriend to date a loser with no job and lives off women that they date !! come on Ladies have some respect for yourself !!


This is jerry springer live in La Crosse wi. Thug boyfriend stabs estranged husband. While Crack head wife watches. When the boyfriend goes to jail. She will go back to her husband. Until she finds another supplier for her habit.


Him and MItrel are in Chitcago Laughing over the The La Crosse County Judicial System !!!!


I'm not even sure that the crime anymore


Daniel should be happy he is alive and she is gone.


Don't these mad stabbers know that they could get probation for this? This is La Crosse County, where judges are as strict as kindergarten teachers. Commit a crime here and you could get grounded for a week.

[batman]The Concealed Carry Draw Stroke


Good mugshot of Bakalars that could be used in an anti-drug ad........hope she's not a mother :(


She certainly is a mother....she sent her son to live with her mother in alabama THANKFULLY


Yes...It's a Breeder !!!


Does anyone know where Davonte Owens and, for that matter, Amanda Bakalars are from?

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