DECATOUR, Illinois (WAND) – Macon County Investigators said a suspect in the assassination attempt on Decatur struck himself with a screwdriver when authorities found him.
According to the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, 49-year-old Corey M. Smith was arrested around 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at a home in Quarter 1100 on E. Olive Street. With the help of Decatur police, deputies broke into the house where they said they found Smith in the basement.
According to authorities, he did not follow orders and did not give up and repeatedly began stabbing his neck. Deputies were able to take him under control and take him to Decatur’s hospital for treatment. Hospital staff rated the wounds as superficial.
Smith faces previous charges of attempted first-degree murder, house burglary, aggravating domestic breakdown and theft of more than $ 500.
On the night of May 5, authorities said Smith stabbed two women, both stabbed. Police responded after 8 pm to a house in the 2800 block on E. Saranchi Street, where the women were found.
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