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Two stabbing victims in fair condition

Third victim was released Tuesday night

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Richard C. Snyder

STERLING – Two of three people stabbed Tuesday in a west-side home were still at CGH Medical Center on Thursday, listed in fair condition.

A man, 62, and a woman, 65, remained hospitalized. A third victim, a 22-year-old woman, was released from CGH on Tuesday night.

Police say RIchard C. Snyder, 41, of Sterling, stabbed three members of his family shortly before 11 p.m. at their home in the 1000 block of West Fourth Street.

Soon after, Snyder was arrested on the Avenue G bridge when two people called 911 reporting a man carrying a knife who matched the suspect’s description. As he was being arrested, police say, Snyder struck one of the officers, who was uninjured.

Snyder is in Whiteside County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

According to online court records at judici.com, Snyder is charged with seven felony counts: two counts of aggravated battery to a person 60 or older, aggravated battery, three counts of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery of a police officer. All carry terms of 3 to 7 years in prison upon conviction, except aggravated battery, which carries 2 to 5 years.

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