Woman, 60, charged in stabbing in Grant Woods Forest Preserve

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INGLESIDE, Ill.  — A 60-year-old Ingleside woman is facing charges in a stabbing at Grant Woods Forest Preserve. 

Marquette Owens was charged with aggravated battery and attempted murder, according to Lake County Forest Preserve Police. She was transported to Lake County Jail, where bond was set at $750,000 Tuesday.

Police said the incident happened just before 4:30 p.m. Monday on the trail north of Rollins Road and east of Wilson Road. A woman was walking along the trail with her 10-year-old child when she was stabbed.

A good Samaritan reportedly helped and called 911. The woman was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in serious condition, but her injuries did not appear life-threatening.

The woman’s child was not injured.

Police are still trying to figure out a motive for the stabbing. It is unclear if the two women know each other.

Owens has a history of arrests for misdemeanors, including disorderly conduct in both Lake and Cook counties dating back to 2007. She served jail time in a few of the cases.


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