Man wanted in Rockford home invasion

By Jim Hagerty
Reporter

ROCKFORD — A man is wanted for allegedly breaking into a home occupied by his ex-girlfriend and stabbing another man in the hand, police reported Monday.

Police say at around 1 a.m., Sunday, Rockford officers responded to the 1000 block of Benton Street after receiving a report of a possible stabbing.

There, they spoke to a 35-year-old man who suffered a cut to his hand after another man forced his way into the home and a struggle ensued. Police say the suspect is the ex-boyfriend of the victim’s 32-year-old girlfriend, who, along with her three children, were inside the residence when the incident occurred.

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The victim refused medical treatment. No other injuries were reported.

The suspect fled the scene. Although his name has not been released, he is described as a black man between 35 and 40 years old, 6-0, 220 pounds. Anyone with information should contact Rockford Police at 815-966- 2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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