An East Moline woman accused of ripping open her boyfriend's scrotum during a Sunday fight made an initial appearance Monday in Rock Island County Circuit Court, where she was charged with a aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony.
Brandy Elaine Colton, 35, of 333 51st Ave., East Moline, posted 10 percent of a $25,000 bond Monday and was released from the Rock Island County Jail.
Her boyfriend, who also sustained facial scratches from the incident, was treated at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, and released, according to a hospital representative.
The victim's injuries stemmed from an altercation at his residence in the 400 block of 34th Avenue, East Moline, around 3:45 a.m. Sunday, said East Moline Police Chief Victor Moreno. An argument between the pair turned physical and Ms. Colton, who had been drinking that evening, allegedly tore open her boyfriend's scrotum with her bare hand, the chief said.
Police dispatched to the residence after the incident arrested Ms. Colton, who did not appear to have any visible injuries.
Chief Moreno said his department often receives calls of domestic disturbances, but rarely encounters cases with such a "unique injury."
Ms. Colton has been ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim pending a Dec. 26 preliminary hearing.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.