Stabbing suspect turns self in to police

September 19, 2018

KANKAKEE — Kankakee police arrested a suspect for the stabbing of a man Tuesday.

Investigation Commander Dave Skelly told the Daily Journal the suspect, Troy A. Clark Jr., 22, of Kankakee, turned himself in at the police station at approximately 1 p.m.

Clark was booked into Jerome Combs Detention Center on a preliminary charge of aggravated battery at approximately 4 p.m.

According to Kankakee County court online records, Clark was wanted for failure to appear for an obstructing identification arrest last March. The warrant was issued when Clark failed to appear for a court date on July 24.

Skelly did not have an update on the victim’s condition. The victim was transferred to a Chicago area hospital.

He was taken initially to Riverside Medial Center in serious condition after police and fire personnel arrived on scene in the 900 block of West Station Street about 9:10 a.m.

A person who spoke with officers said the victim walked out of his apartment covered in blood, according to scanner radio.

According to a dispatcher, the suspect was described as wearing black jeans and a gray hoodie.

He fled east on Station and then ran south on South Fifth Avenue toward the Kankakee River. Two men fishing saw him running, according to scanner radio.

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