A 19-year-old Vandalia man is scheduled to appear in Fayette Circuit Court on Nov. 3 after authorities say he repeatedly stabbed another teen at a party near the Kaskaskia River.
Bo T. Blackwell, 605 N. Rock Island, was arrested Oct. 16 and charged with aggravated battery after witnesses told officials he stabbed Jerry Alsbury, 18, with a 3 ¾ - inch knife in the left side of his abdomen. Alsbury also suffered lacerations on his left arm, left leg and buttocks, according to a preliminary report filed with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.
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