SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
Anthony S. McKee, 23, of the 20200 block of South Rosewood Court in Frankfort, was arrested and charged with battery, aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon after cutting himself and threatening a woman with a knife.
According to the report, police were called about a domestic disturbance involving multiple people fighting in front of a home on the 9000 block of Liscanor Avenue at approximately 1:28 a.m.
While en route to the address, the responding officer was informed that several people were fleeing the scene on foot, but he didn't find anybody when he searched the area. The report states that the people involved in the fight were inside the house when the officer arrived, while another officer was speaking with McKee outside.
Several witnesses told police that McKee had been at the house for about 30 or 45 minutes before the fight, and that the altercation started when McKee pulled a "barber" style knife from his pocket and told the group that he was going to kill himself and anybody who tried to stop him.
He began to cut his neck with the knife and then approached a 20-year-old woman and placed the knife against her torso and neck before punching her in the mouth. According to the report, the other witnesses removed McKee from the house at this point, with the ensuing struggle causing injuries to his head.
The victim completed a voluntary statement, and McKee was arrested and transported to the Mokena Police Department. He was searched, and a black knife with blood on the blade was found in his pocket. It was secured and logged as evidence.
The report states that McKee made several comments about ending his life during his processing and at one point said that "the demons have won." He was released from police custody on a $1,000 bond and given a Nov. 14 Will County Circuit Court date. He was transported to Silver Cross Hospital, and the report states that he agreed to treatment and was not combative. His mother, who was present for his processing, agreed to sign him in to Silver Cross.
At 4:45 p.m. the responding officer was contacted by the woman McKee had hit, who said she had just received a text message from McKee. The officer reviewed the terms of McKee's bond with her, including the condition that he is not to have any contact with her, and told her to contact police if McKee attempted to contact her again. The officer then spoke with McKee's sister, who assured him that her brother would have no further contact with the victim.
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