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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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