Two men are now in custody after a violent altercation at a townhome complex in Cherry Valley earlier this month.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office, there was a report of a stabbing in the 1800 block of Millbrook Lane around 3:24 am on Monday, May 20.

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When deputies arrived on the scene they were notified that two individuals had been involved in an altercation that ended with both the individuals being stabbed.

One of the stabbing victims was taken by ambulance to a Rockford-area hospital while the other victim reportedly self-transported to a local hospital.

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After the Cherry Valley Police Department requested assistance from the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office to investigate the stabbing, Detectives were able to discover that "several subjects arrived to the Millbrook Townhomes where an altercation occurred," according to the press release.

One of the victims in the altercations suffered 9 stab wounds.

Following a review of the case, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office has charged two men in the stabbing.

  • Kyle H. Condon of Rockford, 25, is charged with Aggravated Battery Causing Great Bodily Harm, and Aggravated Battery Use of a Deadly Weapon.
  • Steven D. Mendez of Chicago, 24, is charged with  Aggravated Battery Causing Great Bodily Harm, and Aggravated Battery Use of a Deadly Weapon.

In the press release, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office said "The charges against Kyle Condon and Steven Mendez are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law."

This story continues to develop and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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