Pekin woman charged after altercation with her husband PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 00:00

Holly Knight charged with Intimidation, a Class C felony; Domestic Battery, a Class D felony and Resisting Law Enforcement a Class A misdemeanor.

The charges stem from an incident that happened on January 4.

According to the probable cause affidavit Washington County Sheriff Deputy Charlie Lewis was dispatched to a home on Poplar Street in Pekin to investigate a domestic violence case.

Lewis said in the report that he knocked on the door and no one answered and due to the nature of the call he opened the door and went in.

He found Knight sitting at the kitchen table. Alcohol was present.

Lewis attempted to find a knife that Knight had allegedly used to chase her husband around the house.

The affidavit said Knight was uncooperative and Lewis had to restrain her through attempts to strike him with her elbows and verbal abuse.

Lewis eventually handcuffed knight and placed her in the front seat of his patrol car.

The fight dispute apparently started over Knight’s husband refusing to buy her cigarettes because she had $500 on her person.

According to the affidavit, the husband said after he refused to purchase the cigarettes, Knight became upset and began scratching and biting him.

Lewis said in the report he observed marks several wounds on the husbands arms that were still bleeding.

After the physical altercation, the husband told Lewis that Knight got a knife from the kitchen and began chasing him around the house.

The husband told Lewis that he was scared for both his and his childrens’ lives.

In the report, Lewis said that Knight admitted to chasing her husband with the knife.

Two children, ages 12 and 15, were present during the altercation.

Lewis then arrested Knight and transported her to the Washington County Detention Center where she remains on a $7,000 full cash bond; $2,500 cash plus $21,000 surety or $2,500 cash plus $45,000 property.