NewsLocal News


Police search for man who allegedly stabbed woman multiple times in Portage, Wis.

Posted at 10:58 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 12:08:17-04

The Portage Police Department was notified of a domestic incident that occurred Sept. 11, at approximately 4:25 a.m., on the 500 block of W Cook St. in the city of Portage.

Officers came into contact with a woman with multiple stab wounds.

According to police, the woman had been awakened by her significant other as she was being attacked with a knife.

The suspect, believed to be armed with a handgun, then fled the residence on a black Yamaha, YZFR1, motorcycle with Wisconsin registration, 122RW, police say.

The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Canyon A. Thixton of Portage, Wis.

He is described as being 6’01”, 225 lbs. with brown hair and green eyes.

He was last seen wearing light-colored pants, black leather jacket, black motorcycle helmet, black shoes and wearing a dark-colored backpack.

According to police, Thixton is considered armed and dangerous.

It is believed that Thixton is no longer in Portage, however, his whereabouts are unknown.

Anyone who sees Thixton or knows his whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 immediately and not attempt to make contact with him.

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip