Rockton man accused of stabbing three people Thursday

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Photo: McHenry County Jail

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (WTVO) — 42-year-old Charles Hightower, of Rockton, was arrested on charges of attempted murder, and aggravated battery — including aggravated battery to a senior citizen — after allegedly stabbing three people in Crystal Lake.

Crystal Lake Police responded to the 100 block of Edgewood Avenue for a stabbing call around 7:29 p.m. Thursday.

Police say two adult men had been stabbed in the lower abdomen, and another man was suffering wounds to his arm.

Two victims were taken to a hospital for treatment; the other was released at the scene.

Police say Hightower fled the scene prior to their arrival, but found him shortly thereafter and took him into custody.

Police say the event was a domestic incident. Hightower was taken to the McHenry County Jail.


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