St. Charles man charged with slashing neighbor
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A 51-year-old man is accused of slashing a neighbor with a kitchen knife during a weekend fight at a St. Charles apartment complex, police said.
Edward Brubaker, of the 100 block of North 15th Street, St. Charles, is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. He posted $3,000 bond Monday afternoon, according to the Kane County Sheriff's Office.
Brubaker, who has four felony burglary convictions on his record, faces anywhere from probation to five years in prison. He is next due in court on Friday.
St. Charles police spokesman Paul McCurtain said authorities were called at 5:36 p.m. Saturday to the 100 block of North 15th Street for a fight in progress. There, police found a 23-year-old male victim with two large cuts to the right side of his arm and a cut on the top of his head, McCurtain said.
The wounds were not life threatening. The victim refused to go to the hospital and signed forms so he could be released at the scene, McCurtain said.
Brubaker was arrested and police recovered a kitchen knife, McCurtain said. He did not specify what was the cause of the fight.
According to Kane County court records, Brubaker has felony burglary convictions stemming from arrests in 1984, 1986, 1995 and 2005.
He was sentenced to three years in prison for the 1986 offense, given 180 days in jail for the 1995 offense and 105 days in jail and four years probation for the 2005 offense, records show.
Brubaker also was on probation for misdemeanor resisting arrest in St. Charles in March.
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