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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.