Man faces homicide, false imprisonment charges for domestic incident

Neighbor reports suspicious noises, disturbing behavior, officials say
Man faces homicide, false imprisonment charges for domestic incident

A 27-year-old Illinois man faces multiple charges in connection to a stabbing after a concerned citizen reported hearing suspicious noises and seeing disturbing behavior, Whitewater police said.

Just after midnight on Tuesday, Whitewater police responded to 880 S. Janesville St. for a report of a domestic altercation, according to a release.

Officers found a 32-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds to the abdomen, arm and hands, officials said. The woman was transported to a hospital and remains in stable condition.

Jason Grant, 27, of the Chicago, Illinois area, was taken into custody for allegedly stabbing the woman, according to the release. Grant was arrested on tentative charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, false imprisonment, strangulation and suffocation, disorderly conduct and habitual criminality.

Whitewater police said had it not been for a concerned citizen who called the police for report suspicious noises and disturbing behavior, the outcome of this incident may have been more tragic.

“Members of the Whitewater Police Department wish to encourage all community members to continue to be active partners in community safety,” the release said.

Police said detectives continue to investigate the incident, and are looking into how the two knew each other. Additional charges against Grant may be filed.