Carpentersville man charged in wife's stabbing

  • Jesus Guerrero

    Jesus Guerrero

and Larissa Chinwah
Updated 7/5/2011 5:16 PM

A Carpentersville man is being held in lieu of $2 million bond on charges he stabbed his wife in the back during an argument Sunday evening, police officials said.

Jesus Guerrero, 52, of the 500 block of Elm Ridge Road, has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery, Carpentersville Police Cmdr. Michael Kilbourne said.


He has also been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery with intent to do great bodily harm related to the stabbing at 6:40 p.m. Sunday in his apartment.

The 48-year-old woman was taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where she was treated then released.

Police said the couple's adult children intervened to break up the argument, but Guerrero broke free and pulled a knife out of his belt. He threatened to kill his wife before grabbing her by the hair and stabbing her on the left side of her back, Cmdr. Tim Bosshart said.

Bosshart described the weapon as a type of pocket knife that is worn in a holster on a belt.

The couple's daughter grabbed the knife from her father's hand, Bosshart said. The woman fled the building and called police, while Guerrero ran out a different door and ran into the woods behind the building, Kilbourne said. Police discovered Guerrero hiding behind the building and arrested him without incident, Kilbourne said.

After his arrest, police discovered Guerrero had an outstanding warrant for domestic battery, Kilbourne said. The bond for that warrant was set for $5,000, he said.

He is being held in Kane County jail and expected to return to court Thursday, Kilbourne said.

If found guilty of the most serious count, Guerrero could spend the next 30 years behind bars.