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Belleville couple charged in stabbing at Fairview Heights hotel

Marcus D. Jenkins, 24, of Belleville, has been charged in the stabbing of a woman outside the Wingate Hotel in Fairview Heights on Dec. 11.
Marcus D. Jenkins, 24, of Belleville, has been charged in the stabbing of a woman outside the Wingate Hotel in Fairview Heights on Dec. 11. Fairview Heights Police Department

Police have arrested a Belleville couple in connection with the stabbing of a woman outside the Wingate Hotel in Fairview Heights on Tuesday.

Marcus D. Jenkins, 24, and Olivia A. Mason-Jenkins, 23, face multiple felony charges related to the incident, a news release from the Fairview Heights Police Department stated Thursday.

Among the charges are armed robbery, two counts of aggravated battery and obstruction of justice, the release stated.

The woman was stabbed in the face and shoulder on Tuesday night after she said she was attacked at the hotel at 140 Ludwig Dr..

The woman told police that night she knew the man suspected in the attack and had communicated with him on the phone earlier in the night. She later met him in the parking lot of the hotel and, as she sat in the front seat of his car, a woman hiding in the back attacked her from behind, she told police.

The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later released from a local hospital.

The Jenkins’ bail has been set at $150,000 each. They were both in police custody Thursday night.

Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.

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