SYCAMORE – A woman who earlier this year was arrested while carrying a stolen rifle and a cat on the street near downtown Genoa is facing new charges in connection with a stabbing at a home on West Main Street in Genoa.
Carrie Jones, 39, of the 400 block of West Main Street, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated domestic battery after the Monday incident.
If convicted of the more serious charge of aggravated domestic battery, she faces up to seven years in prison.
According to court records, Genoa police were called to the home about 7:19 p.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance, they met a man with a chest wound who told them a woman had stabbed him.
When police asked where the woman was, he pointed them to a doorway that led to the home’s basement, according to court records.
Police found Jones in the basement hiding under a blanket, according to court records. She told police the victim has tried to kill her, broken her nose and hit her with a frying pan, according to court records.
Police said they found an empty bottle of Southern Comfort near Jones and that she appeared intoxicated.
The victim was taken to OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, where he received 11 stitches, according to court records.
Police found a folding pocket knife at the scene that the victim said was used in the attack, according to court records.
Jones was taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital with a blood-alcohol level of .389, according to court records.
In court Thursday, Assistant State’s Attorney Alesandra Friend asked that Jones be held on $200,000 bond, and that she be being placed on electronic home monitoring and have no contact with the victim if released. She noted Jones’ criminal history.
Most recently, Jones was charged with residential burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, criminal damage to property and unlawful possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identification card after she was found walking down Main Street carrying a stolen Ruger Mini-14 rifle and a cat, according to police.
Judge Robbin Stuckert said that a person’s financial status needs to be taken into consideration and that using bond to keep someone in custody is against the Illinois Constitution. She ordered Jones held on $10,000 bond.
If Jones comes up with the $1,000 necessary to get out of jail, she will be placed on electronic home monitoring. She is not to have any contact with the victim.
“This is obviously a toxic situation and has been for years,” Stuckert said. “That is not a place she needs to be residing.”
Jones is next due in court on Monday.
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