Prosecutors say a man stabbed his roommate with a butcher knife in Waukegan after becoming upset about dogs barking in the middle of the night.
John A. Harvey, 52, of Waukegan, was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated domestic battery and two counts of domestic battery.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Caitlin Valiulis said Harvey and the victim live in the same residence.
The Waukegan Police Department was called to their residence on September 7 for a report of a stabbing.
The victim told officers that he had been living with Harvey for about two months.
The victim was dogsitting and had been sleeping around 3:20 a.m. when he woke up to hear loud shouting and doors slamming, Valiulis said during a bond hearing.
He went downstairs and Harvey was reportedly upset about the dogs barking.
Valiulis said the victim told Harvey that it was the middle of the night and he could not do anything about the dogs.
Harvey pulled a butcher knife out of his waistband and the victim tried to run, Valiulis said.
Harvey caught up to the man on the stairs and stabbed him in the leg, Valiulis said.
The victim suffered two lacerations that had to be stapled by medical personnel.
An arrest warrant was issued for Harvey and he was arrested and appeared in bond court on Wednesday.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Harvey held on a $250,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 11.