Crime & Courts

Police: Crystal Lake man charged following stabbing in Cary

A 50-year-old Crystal Lake man was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon following an “argument that evolved into a physical fight” where a man was stabbed multiple times, Cary police said.

Brian M. McGrath

Brian M. McGrath, of the 200 block of Second Street, remained at the McHenry County Jail Sunday evening on the felony charge, the jail log shows.

The Cary Police Department and the Cary Fire Protection District were dispatched about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to a home in the 100 block of South Spring Street where they found a man with what appeared to be several stab wounds and lacerations to his abdomen and back, according to a news release Sunday from the Cary Police Department.

The man was taken by the Cary Fire Protection District to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital, from he was flown via air ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment, according to the release. His injuries were not life-threatening, and he remained at the Libertyville hospital as of the Sunday release in “good condition.”

Officers learned the incident occurred at another residence close to the home on South Spring Street where the man was found, police said. The man had fled the home where he was stabbed on foot and went to the home where police were called.

After identifying where the incident occurred and following “a brief investigation,” McGrath was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the release.

The charge is a Class 3 felony, which can typically carry a sentence of two to five years in prison.

The two men were “acquaintances” who were involved in an “argument that evolved into a physical fight,” according to the release.

“This was an isolated incident, and there was no threat to the public during the incident or the investigation,” the department said.