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|Galesburg Resident Attacked In Stabbing
|A Galesburg man was taken to a local hospital after he was allegedly stabbed multiple times by another area individual.
Galesburg Police reports indicate a 16-year old male was taken to Cottage Hospital early Monday morning where he received 37 staples to repair wounds he suffered after being stabbed multiple times by a man who was out in front of the victims residence.
Police say the victim confronted a man in a red truck that was blocking the residence in the 300 block of Day Street when the man inside the vehicle allegedly pulled a knife and began to slash the victim. Witnesses near the scene say they didn't see what happened but said they came out when they heard the 16-year old yelling at the man not to stab him. The 16-year old was being transported to the hospital for his injuries when officers received a call of a subject who was also battered in the 300 block of Day Street.
The man, identified by Galesburg Police as 40-year old Paul Zeltner, who refused medical treatment on the scene and drives a pickup truck, told police he was allegedly jumped by seven black males who tried to get his money and pull him out of a truck he was driving when Zeltner pulled a knife and began slashing at the attackers not knowing if he had hit any.
Police secured the knife in question and then arrested Zeltner for Aggravated Battery with a Weapon - Not a Firearm, a class three felony.
Knox County Court documents indicate Zeltner already had his detention hearing and was ordered to have no contact with the victim and is being held in the Knox County Jail on $15,000 bond before he goes back in front of a Judge for his first appearance with a public defender Wednesday.
|06 16 09 by Newsroom
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