In circumstances where someone is the victim of another person's unexplained behavior in Illinois, it can be difficult to understand what lead the perpetrator to react the way he or she did. In fact, it can be borderline impossible to present a believable defense when the person's behavior appears so outrageous and out of the ordinary.
This was the case in a recent incident in Arkansas that left a woman severely injured and a man accused of a violent assault. According to witnesses, a visibly shaken woman ran into a local cafe, screaming for help as bystanders rushed to call 911. Initial reports showed the woman had significant injuries to her face and head, as well as defense wounds on her hands.
Based off of witness reports that the woman had come running from a nearby motel, authorities were able to locate the room she had come from. Once inside, they found a 25-year-old male who had blood on various parts of his body. Blood was also found scattered throughout the room. The male attempted to conceal a knife that investigators later revealed may have been used in the assault. The man claimed to not to know what had happened or who was involved in the altercation. He was taken into custody and charged with battery and assault. The victim's condition is currently unknown.
If someone has been convicted of assault, he or she may wish to enlist the help of an attorney. With a knowledgeable professional on their side, people facing assault charges may have a better chance at defending their actions in a legal case.
Source: Arkansas Online, "Authorities: Man faces assault charge after victim 'covered in blood' runs into Fayetteville cafe," Rachel Herzog, Jan. 18, 2018