Crime

Stabbed Swansea man hospitalized

A man was stabbed in the chest early Wednesday morning in Swansea.

Within a minute of a 911 call, police arrived at the home in 200 block of Brackett Street about 5 a.m. Wednesday, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson. Officers found a person sitting on the front porch bleeding from the chest from a stab wound.

Medical personnel arrived and provided medical care to the person and took him to the hospital.

“The wounds to this victim are believed to be non-life threatening, and he is speaking to detectives. This incident is related to family issues between a mother, her boyfriend and the mother’s adult son,” Johnson said.

A person who lives at the same address was taken into custody, Johnson said, and interviewed by Swansea detectives. Other persons at the home were also interviewed. Illinois State Police Crime Scene technicians processed the scene for evidence.

The name of the suspect in the case has not been released, Johnson said, pending charges. Detectives are expected to submit the case to St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly on Thursday, Johnson said.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Det. Dan Lipe at 618-233-8114.

In August, police said 38-year-old Sharetta Day and her 9-year-old son, Nicolas, were stabbed, allegedly by Alvin Harris, Jr. Sharetta Day did not survive. Harris is facing first-degree murder charges.

By Beth Hundsdorfer

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