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South Elgin man charged in Batavia disturbance involving knife

Two men treated for injuries

BATAVIA – A South Elgin man has been charged in an incident in the 400 block of South Jackson Street, Batavia, in which two men were treated for wounds Aug. 16.

Cornelius Ames, 28, of Smith Road, South Elgin, was charged with three misdemeanors: harassment through electronic communication – threatens bodily harm; criminal trespass to property – enters after notice; and disorderly conduct, an Aug. 28 news release stated.

Police had responded to a domestic disturbance involving a knife at 11:27 p.m., officials said, noting that the Batavia resident, a 29-year-old man, was treated at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva for a laceration to his hand. Ames, found outside the home, had puncture wounds to his back and was treated at the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, the release stated.

“[Ames], who received the two stab wounds to his back, was charged,” Batavia Police Department Det. Michelle Langston said.

She said the resident of the home caused the injuries to Ames, inadvertently hurting his own hand during the incident, but will not face any charges.

“This was a domestic-related incident involving subjects [who] were familiar with each other and was isolated to one residence,” officials stated in the release. “There was never any time where the public or other residents in the area were in danger.”

Langston said Ames resides on a county stretch of Smith Road and the police department will not release a more precise address.

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