A 32-year-old man faces several charges including aggravated battery causing great bodily harm after he was he was accused of trying to strangle a female relative before cutting her throat with a knife Monday morning in Round Lake Park, police said.
Adam J. Kuehn of the 200 block of Newhouse Lane in Round Lake Park was also charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated domestic battery and resisting arrest, according to Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko.
According to Filenko, officers responded at 9:30 a.m. to a home in the 200 block of Amendola Way for an unknown medical problem. He said when police and an ambulance arrived, a neighbor reported the woman was bleeding, and when they got inside, there was blood on the walls and on the woman, who lives there.
Filenko said Kuehn attempted to strangle the woman before he cut her throat, and she was transported Monday to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious injuries that required surgery. He added that Kuehn was dragging the relative back inside the house when the neighbor heard her scream.
According to Filenko, Kuehn and the relative were picking out funeral clothes for Kuehn’s grandfather prior to the altercation.
The man fled the house on a bicycle following the attack, Filenko said, and a police officer spotted him on Alleghany Road a quarter-mile from Peterson Road while returning from dropping off a prisoner in Waukegan. At that point, Filenko added, the suspect fled into a field and disappeared into the greenery.
Police surrounded the field with the help of Grayslake and Round Lake police, and a Lake County sheriff’s K-9 unit was called in to search, Filenko said. The suspect was quickly found near a farmhouse.
According to Lake County court records, Kuehn was convicted of aggravated battery in 2002, battery in 2009 and aggravated battery to a peace officer in 2013.