Man accused of fatally stabbing carnival worker

RUSHVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A west-central Illinois man is jailed on charges that he stabbed a carnival worker to death during a fight at a county fair.

Prosecutors in Schuyler County have charged 21-year-old Jared Staake of Beardstown with second-degree murder.

Authorities say Staake stabbed 33-year-old Michael Box of Dyersburg, Tenn., early on July 2 near the sleeping quarters for carnival workers at the Schuyler County Fairgrounds.

Box was treated at a hospital but was found unresponsive two days later at the fairgrounds, and he was later pronounced dead. Staake was arrested Friday.

Staake does not have a listed home telephone number, and online court records don't show whether he has an attorney.

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