Crime & Courts

McHenry woman charged with stabbing man in Woodstock

A 26-year-old McHenry woman was charged with aggravated battery after police said she stabbed a man in the leg, court records show.

The Woodstock Police Department responded at 2:21 a.m. Sunday to the 2000 block of Aspen Drive, Woodstock, where officers found two people with lacerations and blood on their clothes, the department said in a news release Friday.

One of the people was identified as Isis Escobar-Gallego, who was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery, and the other was a 33-year-old Woodstock man.

The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District took Escobar-Gallego to Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital and the man to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital, according to the release.

Citing an investigation and witness statements, the Woodstock Police Department concluded that the pair had gotten into a verbal argument, during which Escobar-Gallego retrieved a knife. A physical altercation followed, during which the man suffered a laceration to his leg and Escobar-Gallego received multiple lacerations on her arm.

A witness to the incident called 911 for police assistance, according to the release.

An attempt Friday to reach the McHenry County public defender representing Escobar-Gallego was unsuccessful.

Her bond was set at $25,000, and she posted the required 10%, or $2,500, to secure her release, court records show.

Her next court date is for March 10.