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Man charged with attempted murder after beating, stabbing man in Woodstock, police say

Ricardo J. Carreno Jr., 37, of Woodstock.

A 37-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly beat a man with a baseball bat and stabbed him numerous times at a Woodstock gas station, police said.

Ricardo J. Carreno Jr., 37, of the 500 block of Birch Road in Woodstock, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated violation of an order of protection.

The Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 12:02 a.m. Sunday to the Shell gas station, 315 North Madison Street.

Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Parsons said that Carreno approached a 32-year-old man at the gas station and struck him in the back with a baseball bat.

Carreno then allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the back numerous times, Parsons said.

The male victim was with a 31-year-old woman who had an active order of protection against Carreno. She sustained a laceration to her hand during the physical altercation.

The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics and did not need to go to the hospital. The woman’s three kids, who Carreno is the father of, were also at the scene but were unharmed, Parsons said.

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The male victim was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Woodstock and subsequently flown by medical helicopter to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. His condition is not known.

Carreno also sustained numerous injuries to his head from the altercation with the victim. He was transported Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Woodstock by ambulance while in police custody.

Parsons said that Carreno attempted to escape custody in the emergency room but was quickly subdued by officers. He was treated by hospital staff and transported to the Woodstock Police Department.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney approved the felony charges against Carreno, who remains held in the McHenry County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday for a bond hearing.


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