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|Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges
|UPDATED 4:30pm 1/23/12 A Galesburg man is accused of committing a serious assault on a woman Saturday afternoon.
Galesburg Police reports indicate officers arrested 46-year old Sterling Nicholson about five hours after the incident Saturday, preliminarily charging him with attempted murder, aggravated battery, and aggravated domestic battery.
Officers went to the home in the 200 block of South Whitesboro Street -- the home of the 41-year old female victim we are choosing not to identify -- just after 2pm Saturday.
Police say they discovered the victim, who at that time was being prepared to be taken to a Galesburg hospital, and had numerous facial injuries, and later discovered had brusing throughout her body.
The victim did not speak much to investigators, but police reports say she asked the officers if they "caught Sterling yet?"
The victim was later transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria after it was learned she had skull fractures and bleeding on her brain. A condition report is unavailable.
Nicholson, who was arrested at a Day Street home just before 8pm, declined to speak to invesitgators, except to say "Are you kidding me?" when he learned the victim was sent to Peoria.
Nicholson remains held in the Knox County Jail. A judge Monday set bond at $500,000, and another court hearing for next Monday. Court records indicate he's been charged with numerous felonies over the last 10 years, most of which have been dropped or resulted in acquittals. He was sentenced to nine years in prison for a burglary case in 2005.
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