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DeKalb woman charged with stabbing man, found with gun, police say

DeKALB – A DeKalb woman is facing charges after police say she stabbed a man and provided a false report to officers, who also found a handgun in her apartment.

Deuna A. Thomas, 24, of the 900 block of Hillcrest Ave in DeKalb, is charged with aggravated domestic battery, domestic battery, and obstructing identification. If convicted of the most serious crime, aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony, she could face up to seven years in prison and fines up to $25,000.

According to DeKalb County court records and a Friday news release from the DeKalb Police Department, officers were called to the 900 block of Hillcrest Drive around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 7 for reports of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, they found a woman, later identified as Thomas, and the victim, a man, inside his apartment with multiple stab wounds. The man was transported to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital. He did not sustain life-threatening injuries, police said.

According to DeKalb police, Thomas, was uncooperative and allegedly provided a false name to officers of who the reported offender was.

DeKalb police obtained a search warrant for the apartment where the stabbing occurred, and discovered the knife used in the alleged incident along with a handgun, police reported.

An ongoing investigation into the incident unveiled that the stabbing had allegedly occurred after an altercation between Thomas and the man.

Thomas was arrested on July 8. On Friday, Thomas appeared before DeKalb County Associate Judge Joseph Pedersen for a virtual bond hearing from the DeKalb County Jail.

Pedersen released Thomas on a $5,000 recognizance bond, according to DeKalb County court records.

She’s next set to appear for a status hearing on the charges Aug. 26 at 9:15 a.m. in courtroom 200.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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