A woman is in custody after the police chief said she slashed a victim in the face in Wauconda, causing permanent disfigurement and requiring him to get almost two dozen stitches.
The Wauconda Police Department responded around 9:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of a delayed battery that occurred at a home in the 900 block of Grand Boulevard.
Police officials said a suspect had slashed a male victim across the face with a bladed object.
The suspect was identified as Bailee R. Parks, 18, of Volo. She had fled the scene.
The victim left the residence and went to Mercyhealth Hospital in Crystal Lake to seek medical attention.
Officers responded to the hospital where the victim was being treated for significant facial lacerations, police officials said.
It was determined that the victim had been slashed on the right side of his face.
An artery had been struck and it required 22 stitches to close the wound on his face.
The victim identified Parks as the offender and said he knew the woman.
Parks was located at her residence and taken into custody. Items of evidentiary value were seized, police officials said.
“This senseless act of violence caused permanent disfigurement to a young individual, and nearly cost him his life,” Wauconda Chief of Police David Wermes said.
The case was screened through the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, which approved felony charges.
Parks was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a Class 3 felony.
Parks was transported to Lake County Courthouse and appeared in First Appearance Court on Sunday.
She was remanded into the Lake County Jail after prosecutors filed a petition to detain her pending trial.
A detention hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.