Port Byron woman faces counts of aggravated domestic battery

Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 11:40 pm
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By Rachel Warmke rwarmke@qconline.com
A Port Byron woman, accused of repeatedly stabbing her boyfriend at their home Sunday, faces felony counts of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery.

Penny A. Brewer, 49, of 2507 214th St., No. 75, made her initial appearance Monday in Rock Island County Circuit Court.

She remained in the Rock Island County Jail Wednesday evening on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Police were called early Sunday toGenesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis, after learning that Ms. Brewer's boyfriend, Robert J. Cruz, had been admitted with serious stab wounds to the head, face, arms and knees.

Rock Island County Sheriff Jeff Boyd said the injuries were not life-threatening, but Mr. Cruz did require knee surgery. He was released Tuesday, a hospital representative said.

Sheriff Boyd said the stabbing is believed to have stemmed from a domestic dispute."We do believe that alcohol was involved."

Ms. Brewer, who police said did not have any visible injuries, was arrested by police soon after the incident.


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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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