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Stabbing victim charged with breaking attacker's window

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:01 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013 6:37 a.m. CDT
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James Richard Durante Jr.

ST. CHARLES – A man injured by his knife-wielding neighbor was charged with a felony after breaking his neighbor's window nearly three hours later, according to a St. Charles Police Department report.

James Richard Durante Jr., 23, of the 100 block of North 15th Street, St. Charles, suffered from non-life-threatening slash marks on his right side and a cut on his head during a confrontation with 51-year-old Edward Brubaker at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Police returned to the apartment building later that night on reports that Durante broke Brubaker's apartment window valued at $350, according to the report.

Durante denied breaking the window, but police spoke to a witness identifying him as the culprit, police reported. The officer who handled the earlier confrontation noted the window was intact then, according to the report.

Durante reportedly displayed unruly behavior, swore and yelled at police and refused to cooperate with the booking process.

He requested a medic to treat his earlier injuries, police reported, but he refused treatment once the medic arrived.

He was charged with criminal damage to property, a Class 4 felony.

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