FARMER CITY, Ill. (WCIA) — One of the two victims of a stabbing recalls the horrifying encounter which sent him to the hospital.
Police arrived to a bloody scene just before midnight Sunday, near North Williams and West Richardson Street.
19-year old Miles Upton and a 17-year old, who police aren’t naming, face charges for the crime.
23-year old Kelsie Davis and 18-year old Stephen Nixon were both stabbed that night. They are expected to be okay. Nixon’s family says he is still in the hospital after having surgery.
Davis says, “I went outside, naturally, to investigate and see what’s going on. I saw two guys approaching one of my buddies.”
What started with a conversation outside the homes quickly escalated into a violent confrontation.
Davis says, “There was blood all over the place. There were people crying in a panic attack, and people trying to keep themselves calm. I didn’t realize I got stabbed until afterward. I started holding my chest and blood was oozing out.”
He came out of it with only a few stitches, but Nixon was rushed into surgery. His family was told by doctors he’s expected to recover.
It’s a traumatic moment Davis says he still doesn’t fully comprehend.
He says, “Nobody said anything to the guy with the knife. Nobody threw a punch. Next thing I know he charged at me.”
Miles Upton was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. The unnamed 17-year old faces similar charges, but was released to his parents.
Police Chief Glenn Neal says this is not something which happens often there.
“Farmer City is a quiet peaceful town,” says Glenn. “These incidents are rare. We think this resulted from a history of dispute between the various parties.”
In this case, Davis is just grateful to be alive.
He says, “We just happened to be lucky to escape from what could’ve been a catastrophic night.”
Police are still investigating what happened.