Arrest Warrant Issued in Stabbing Incident

August 15, 2014 09:03 AM
Christopher L. Croom
On Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 11:54 pm Galesburg Police Officers responded to the 400 block of West Brooks Street after receiving a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived they were informed by witnesses that an individual, later identified as Melvin G. Buckner, had been stabbed in the front yard at 507 West Brooks Street, and that he had been taken to Galesburg Cottage Hospital in a private vehicle. Galesburg Police located Buckner at Galesburg Cottage Hospital where he was receiving treatment for stab wounds. Buckner was later transferred to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois for treatment and is where he remains at this time. Investigation has led to a Knox County arrest warrant being issued for Christopher L. Croom for Attempted Murder and Aggravated Battery. Anyone with information which would aid Police in the apprehension of Christopher Croom is encouraged to call the Galesburg Police Department at 309/343-9151 or Galesburg Area Crime Stoppers at 888/266-0044 or 309/344-0044.



Croom, Christopher L.  

DOB: 01/23/1985 (29 yoa)

LKA: 1538 N. Kedzie Chicago, IL 6060


Buckner, Melvin G.

DOB: 03/16/1965 (49 yoa)

LKA: 555 W. Knox Street Galesburg, IL 61401



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