Coles County authorities investigate stabbing incident

COLES COUNTY - The Mattoon Police Department and Coles County Crime Stoppers are seeking the public's help in locating an individual wanted in connection with a January stabbing incident.

Authorities say Joseph Bass, 27, is wanted for aggravated battery and violation of parole.  Police say Bass allegedly stabbed a woman on January 5.  The woman was treated for several puncture wounds and was released from a local hospital.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Bass, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (866) 345-8488 or Mattoon Police at (217) 235-5451.

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