A 24-year-old woman was arrested after prosecutors say she stabbed another woman with a screwdriver during a fight at a convenience store in Waukegan.
Janessa L. Colon, 24, of the 300 block of Lake Street in Waukegan, was charged with one count of aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, a Class 3 felony.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said during a bond hearing that the incident occurred on Monday.
The victim told officers she was confronted by Colon at Uncle John’s Mart, 1102 West Greenwood Avenue in Waukegan.
The two, who do not know each other, started fighting and pulling each other’s hair, Banks said.
Colon’s boyfriend stopped another person from stopping the fight.
The victim and Colon were eventually separated and Colon entered the mini-mart.
Colon took a screwdriver from the store shelf and started to swing it at the victim, Banks said.
The victim fell to the ground and Colon allegedly stabbed the woman in her right forearm.
Bank said Colon stood up and then tried to “swing” at the victim’s sister, who was present during the incident.
The incident was captured on video surveillance. The victim’s injuries were not serious.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Colon held on a $50,000 bond.
She remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $5,000 cash in order to be released.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for June 29.