My husband stabbed me, stood over me in bed, and said, “I told you I will kill you”

Demond C. Jones – Age 48

Springfield, Illinois – On December 19, 2023, around 5:36 a.m., Springfield Police were called to the 2000 block of Black Ave., in Springfield, Illinois, for a report of a stabbing. The female victim informed dispatch that her husband had stabbed her.

When officers arrived, they located Demond C. Jones, aged 48, walking out the back door of the residence. He stated that she fell on the knife.

The woman was found downstairs in the basement room, lying on the bed, bleeding from her upper right thigh. Approximately 3 feet away, a brown kitchen steak knife was found, appearing to have a fluid or residue on it.

The woman was transported to the hospital, where she told officers that Demond had stabbed her with a knife while in the basement. She stated that her husband stabbed her once in the thigh, then stood over her in bed, saying, “I told you I would kill you.” The woman informed officers that she couldn’t move due to the pain after being stabbed.

Before Demond was advised of his Miranda Rights, he claimed his wife had jumped up from the bed onto her knees while they were talking downstairs. He said she then fell down, and that is when she fell on the knife, resulting in the stab wound to her upper right thigh.

Demond told officers that he and his wife live at the residence and have been together for about 20 years. He has not had a domestic battery charge with her before.

Demond has been charged by the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office with Domestic Battery (making physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with any family or household member), a class 2 felony. A Sangamon County Judge denied pre-trial release and ordered Demond to remain in custody until the conclusion of this case.

According to records, Demond was previously charged with threatening a public official in April. He pled guilty and was sentenced to 12 months probation.

Demond is expected to return to court on January 4, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.

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