Matthew Lopez

A stabbing on the south side of Streator has one person in jail and another in a hospital.

Deputies in Livingston County say they were called early Wednesday morning to a possible stabbing in the area of Carriage Lane Estates.  When they arrived they saw a victim had been slashed with a “Rambo style” knife and was bleeding profusely.  The victim was taken to OSF in Peoria for an emergency surgery. The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

After some investigation, officers arrested 27-year-old Matthew Lopez who lived near where the stabbing victim was found.  Lopez was arrested for aggravated battery with more charges possible.  He’s being held in the Livingston County Jail needing $15,000 to bond out.  

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