Prosecutors say a woman suffered significant injuries after being stabbed in Waukegan by a man, who is being charged with attempted murder.
Carlos A. Rodriguez, 37, of the 800 block of North Ash Street in Waukegan, was initially charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and aggravated domestic battery.
A Lake County grand jury last week returned an indictment against Rodriguez charging him with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated domestic battery, two counts of aggravated battery and one count of domestic battery.
A criminal complaint said that Rodriguez caused great bodily harm to his wife by stabbing her with a knife.
The attack happened on January 21 at a residence in the 800 block of North Ash Street in Waukegan, the complaint said.
During a bond hearing, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Sue Price-Cohen said the female victim sustained “significant injuries.”
Price-Cohen said the woman was stabbed multiple times, including on her neck, face and body.
Lake County Judge Paul Novak ordered Rodriguez held on a $500,000 bond, meaning he would have to post $50,000 cash in order to be released.
Rodriguez would be barred from possessing firearms and from having any contact with the victim if he is able to post bond, Novak said.
Rodriguez remains held in the Lake County Jail as of Monday. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Thursday.