Sheriff’s deputies potentially saved the life of a 28-year-old man who suffered a deep wound after being stabbed by a woman at a motel in Beach Park, authorities said.
The Beach Park Fire Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11 p.m. to the American Inn Motel, 39018 North Sheridan Road in Beach Park, for a stabbing.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the 911 caller was a 28-year-old man who resides at the motel.
He told dispatchers that an acquaintance he lives with had just stabbed him and he needed help.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located the man, who had sustained a deep wound on one of his forearms, Covelli said.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said in bond court that the wound went to the bone.
Covelli said sheriff’s deputies applied a high-pressure bandage on the wound and kept pressure until the man was transported by paramedics.
Sheriff’s deputies determined the offender was Cadedra C. Wells, 27, who also lives at the motel.
Wells had returned to the motel room after being out for a period of time. An argument ensued and she stabbed the man, Covelli said.
Wells was located in the motel room by sheriff’s deputies and arrested after a knife was found on her person.
DeRosa said the woman claimed she was protecting herself but she did not provide police with additional details and she also had no apparent injuries.
Wells was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of domestic battery.
She also had an active Cook County arrest warrant for domestic battery.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Wells held on a $250,000 bond, meaning she would need to post $25,000 cash in order to be released.
Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said that he commends his deputies for their quick actions in providing first aid to the victim, which potentially saved his life.
“[It’s] yet another example of their heroism we see on a daily basis,” Idleburg said.
Wells remains held in the Lake County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court again on November 22.