FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attn: News Director Contact: Chief Eric Higby
August 19, 2011 (815) 562-2131
On Saturday June 18th at 9:33 p.m. the Rochelle Police Department received a call of a stabbing victim at 508 N. 2nd Street. When officers arrived they located a male subject in the front yard that had been stabbed multiple times. He was initially taken to the Rochelle Community Hospital via ambulance, but he was transferred to another hospital a short time later.
Witnesses indicated that the victim observed a group of four or five individuals spray painting the Behr Iron and Steel building. The victim told the offenders to stop what they were doing, and during the subsequent confrontation in the yard at 508 N. 2nd Street, the victim was injured. The Rochelle Police Department’s K9 unit was utilized during the investigation. The Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services Division and the Rochelle Fire Department also assisted with this case.
UPDATE-On 072811 an arrest warrant was obtained in reference to this case. Detectives responded to 3532 S. Woodlawn Road and took Jeremy L. Williams (19) of Rochelle, into custody on a $250,000 warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder (2 counts, class x felony) and Aggravated Battery (2 counts, class 3 felony). He was transported to the Ogle County Jail.
All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.