Aggravated Battery Charges For Man Accused of Stabbing in South Streator

Matthew Lopez – Photo Livingston County Sheriff’s Office

STREATOR – One man is in custody after a reported stabbing with what authorities described as a ‘Rambo’ style knife in South Streator on Wednesday. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office say around 4 AM they were called to the Carriage Lane Estates and found a victim slashed and bleeding profusely. During the investigation, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the same area and 27-year-old Matthew Lopez was taken into custody. Lopez was charged with Aggravated Battery and is being held on $150,000 in the Livingston County Jail. The victim of the alleged stabbing was transported to a Peoria hospital for emergency surgery. Their condition has not been updated. The investigation is still ongoing.