Marengo woman arrested after stabbing adult son, police say

Alcohol believed to be factor in incident, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says

A 42-year-old Marengo woman remained at the McHenry County Jail Wednesday after police said she stabbed a family member who suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

McHenry County sheriff’s deputies arrested Kandis S. Rinn on Sunday following a report of a domestic battery, police said.

“During the incident, it’s alleged that Kandis stabbed her adult son with a knife,” McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Creighton said in an email Wednesday. “This was an isolated incident and alcohol is believed to be a factor.”

The man, who was stabbed in the abdomen, was flown to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford with “serious but stable” injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Creighton said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Rinn is charged with aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The most serious charge, aggravated domestic battery, typically is punishable by as many as seven years in prison.

Rinn, of the 19000 block of Ridge Lane, remained at the McHenry County Jail Wednesday morning on a $75,000 bond. She would need to post $7,500 to be released.

She is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing on March 3 with an attorney from the McHenry County Public Defender’s Office.

Katie Smith

Katie has reported on the crime and courts beat for the Northwest Herald since 2017. She began her career with Shaw Media in 2015 at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, where she reported on the courts, city council, the local school board, and business.