RIVERDALE, Weber County — A homeless man accused of stabbing two people multiple times — killing one person and critically injuring the other — is due to be back in court Wednesday.
David Keith Wade, 48, is charged in 2nd District Court with aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder, first-degree felonies; plus aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, third-degree felonies.
On June 30, Riverdale police responded to a report of a man stabbing two other people in a field at a homeless camp by a power substation near 4155 Riverdale Drive.
“Officers located the two persons and found one was deceased with 16 stab wounds and the other was transported to McKay-Dee (Hospital) where he remains in serious condition and may be paralyzed from one or more of the eight stab wounds or slashes he received,” according to charging documents.
The deceased man was later identified as Kyle James Wolf, 26, who was homeless at the time of the attack but originally from Kentucky, according to police.
A woman who witnessed the assaults hid in tall grass nearby as Wade “walked around yelling for her,” according to the charges. When she had a chance, the woman made a run to nearby businesses where she had someone call 911.
While searching for the woman, Wade came across another man and told him “he had gotten the two boys good” and then attacked that man, putting him in a chokehold, the charges state. The man hit Wade in the head with a metal pipe in order to escape.
When police arrived, they found Wade nearby with injuries to his face. He “made the statement that he was not fine but there was a fight. David continued to state that he was stabbed and attacked but would not elaborate further,” according to a search warrant affidavit.
Police then located the two victims. The man who was critically injured “kept asking for help and stating he was dying,” according to the warrant. He was stabbed multiple times in his back, side, neck and head.
In 2018, Wade was charged in a similar attack in Salt Lake County. He was accused of stabbing a woman in the leg, according to charging documents. The case was later dismissed, however, when prosecutors were unable to proceed because the victim failed to show up at the preliminary hearing, according to the court docket.
In his new charging documents, prosecutors note that Wade has also served prison time in California.
“He has numerous other arrests from multiple states involving the use or possession of deadly weapons. He has criminal history in at least four other states and is transient,” the charges state.