A Crescent City man charged with choking a child and his girlfriend remains in the Iroquois County Jail. 31-year-old Michael Shadowen had bond set at $100,000 Tuesday by Circuit Judge Gordon Lustfeldt.
Shadowen is charged with two counts of aggravated domestic battery. Sheriff's Polcie were called to the emergency room at IMH Monday to investigate a report of a child who was allegedly choked at a Crescent City residence.
Judge Lustfeldt also set bond at $100,000 for Lisa Bitzel, who's facing a charge of aggravated domestic battery. She's alleged to have stabbed her boyfriend several times early Sunday morning. She was arrested Monday by Iroquois County Sheriff's Police.
State's Attorney Jim Devine said Bitzel claimed it was self defense. But she had no visible injuries while the victim, 61-year-old Steve Hofbauer of Rankin, was stabbed repeatedly about his body. He was taken by ambulance to Carle Hospital in Urbana.
The incident happened near Hoopeston, in Iroquois County at 095N and 1700E Road. Deputies responded to a 911 call from Hofbauer saying he'd been stabbed by his girlfriend. Officers found Hofbauer bleeding from multiple stab wounds. He was in his vehicle in the driveway. Bitzel was taken into custody without incident.