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$500K bond set for man accused in stabbing

September 21, 2018

KANKAKEE — Troy A. Clark Jr. is facing attempted first degree murder and aggravated battery charges for allegedly stabbing a man in Kankakee earlier this week.

The 22-year-old Clark’s bond was set at $500,000 by Judge Clark Erickson in Kankakee County court on Thursday.

Clark is accused of stabbing the 42-year-old male victim multiple times after he refused his demand for money on Tuesday, according to prosecutor Erika Hamer. Clark came to the victim’s apartment in the 900 block of West Station Street.

Reading from a report, Hamer said Clark fled on foot. Two women told police Clark flagged the women down in the 500 block of West Station. He had them drive him to The Junction (North Chicago Avenue at East Fair Street).

Clark surrendered to police a few hours after the incident.

Officers were dispatched to a business in the 900 block of West Station for a subject bleeding shortly after 9 a.m. The victim was sitting in the parking lot.

The victim is in intensive care at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. Hamer said he picked Clark out of a photo lineup shown by investigators.

Investigations Commander Dave Skelly said detectives were going to attempt to talk to the victim Thursday.

Prior to finding probable cause and setting bond, Erickson asked about the victim’s injuries.

Prosecutor Marlowe Jones said the victim was stabbed in the back, chest, face and neck. The knife blade was stuck in his head when officers arrived.

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