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, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2013. There are 22 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: All last week were favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather. The mercury ranged from 40 to 65 degrees and the ice is entirely gone out of the river. 1888 — 125 years ago: W.D. Reimers was given charge of the Weyerhaeuser-Denkmann mill in Davenport. 1913 — 100 years ago: Eight hundred or more tons of earth in six landslides, covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 — 75 years ago: Patrolman Joseph H. Schnelder, of Moline, has been awarded four medals for proficiency in marksmanship. He is the crack pistol shot of the Rock Island district. 1963 — 50 years ago: For the 83rd year, George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" was performed at Augustana College ushering in the spiritual aspect of the Christmas season. 1988 — 25 years ago: A water main break Thursday night, the fourth this week, affected 35 homes near the 2200 block of 39th Street, Rock Island, city officials said today.