A woman was sentenced to 12 months of periodic imprisonment and probation after pleading guilty to slashing and seriously injuring her neighbor’s arm with a boxcutter in Zion.
Sureshia Cabell-McKinney, 29, of Zion, was charged in June with felony aggravated battery in a public place.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said in court that Cabell-McKinney and her neighbor were involved in an argument in Zion on June 6.
Surveillance video showed them pushing each other until one point when the neighbor jumped back and held his arm.
The neighbor suffered a deep eight-inch-long laceration from his palm to the forearm and lost a lot of blood.
Cabell-McKinney pursued the neighbor into a parking lot as she held a silver object in her hand, Banks said.
Officers arrived to find Cabell-McKinney, who then dropped the object to the ground.
A boxcutter was recovered near where Cabell-McKinney was standing.
The victim reported that Cabell-McKinney cut him with the boxcutter.
A tourniquet had to be used to help control the bleeding and the victim was transported by paramedics to an area hospital, Banks said.
Cabell-McKinney had been held in the Lake County Jail on a $100,000 bond since her June arrest.
Court records show she reached a plea deal with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office last month where she pleaded guilty to the charge.
Cabell-McKinney was sentenced to 24 months of probation and 12 months of periodic imprisonment.
She was also sentenced to 90 days in the county jail but was given 120 days of credit for time already served.
Cabell-McKinney was also ordered to attend mental health treatment, obtain her GED and receive counseling.
She was also ordered to perform 100 hours of public service and abide by numerous other conditions, such as not consuming alcohol or possessing drugs.
Court records show that Cabell-McKinney’s probation could be in jeopardy after additional court hearings were held last week because she tested positive for either drugs or alcohol.
A status of mental health hearing is scheduled for Monday.