January 22, 2022
Local News

Woodstock man charged with attempted murder, tries to flee while at ER

A 37-year-old Woodstock man was arrested and charged with attempted murder Sunday morning in Woodstock.

Ricardo Carreno Jr., of the 500 block of Birch Road in Woodstock, approached a 32-year-old unidentified male at the Shell gas station at 315 N. Madison St. in Woodstock and "struck him in the back with a baseball bat and proceeded to stab him numerous times in the back with a knife, causing injury," according to a news release from the Woodstock Police Department.

The male victim was taken to the Northwestern Medicine Emergency Room in Woodstock, by the Woodstock Fire Rescue District, where he subsequently was flown to a trauma center in Libertyville.

Carreno Jr. had an active order of protection against him, which protected a 31-year-old female victim, who also was at the scene, police said, along with three children Carreno Jr. reportedly shares with the female from a prior relationship. The female was at the gas station with the male victim, according to the news release.

None of the children were physically harmed. The female subject suffered a laceration to her hand and was treated and released at the scene.

Carreno Jr. was taken into custody at the gas station without incident, but there was another incident later on in the early morning hours

Because Carreno Jr. suffered numerous injuries to his head from the physical altercation with the 32-year-old male victim, he also was taken to the Woodstock Emergency Room by the WFRD – while in Woodstock police custody. At the emergency room, Carreno Jr. tried to escape police custody by fleeing on foot. He was quickly subdued and apprehended by Woodstock officers and received an evaluation and treatment by emergency room staff.

After treatment, Carreno Jr. was transported to the Woodstock Police Department for processing and will subsequently be transported to the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility, according to the release.

Carreno Jr. is charged with attempted murder, a Class 1 felony, aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony, and aggravated violation of an order of protection, a Class 4 felony.

A court date has not been set, according to the release.