News

A Stabbing? Or an Accident? Springfield Police Investigating Conflicting Stories

A Stabbing? Or an Accident? Springfield Police Investigating Conflicting Stories

Photo: clipart.com

Was he stabbed or did he run into a sharp object?

That’s the question Springfield Police are trying to figure out in the case of 23 year old DeMarco Locust. Locust showed up at St. John’s Hospital with non life-threatening injuries from a sharp object. He told police he was moving furniture at a girlfriend’s house and backed into a sharp object.

St. John’s staff said the wound was consistent with a stabbing.

The man who took him to the hospital told a different story — he said Locust’s girlfriend “poked” him, but couldn’t say which girlfriend or where she lived. Locust also doesn’t know her address.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Winslow Still Wants Body Cameras for SPD

springfield_police_1

Winslow says he wants to use body cameras as a means to protect officers on every call, every time.

in Local

New Class of State Prison Guards Graduates

4-17-15 IDOC Cadet Graduation

There are now some new people to work at some of the state's prisons.

in Local

Springfield Man Tased, Eludes Police, Turns Self In

AUSTIN W CLOUSE

A Springfield man is in custody, charged with disarming and aggravated battery of a peace officer among other charges.

in Local

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George Dies

Francis Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died.

in Local

NIU Offers Course on “Game of Thrones”

Morning Newswatch

Northern Illinois University has an honors-level course called "Game of Thrones, Television, and Medieval History."