Police: Woman stabs man who was banned from her home, both charged


MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) - A woman stabbed a man who was not supposed to be at her house, and now both are facing charges, police said.

Police said 24-year-old Jessica Pettyjohn stabbed 31-year-old Joshua Mason with a kitchen knife Tuesday at a home in the 400 block of Illinois Ave.

Mason was not supposed to be at the home due to a previous incident and court order.

Pettyjohn was charged with aggravated domestic battery.

Mason was charged with violation of a bail bond and obstructing justice.

Police said Mason destroyed evidence of the domestic violence by deleting things from his cell phone.

Both Pettyjohn and Mason were taken to the Coles County Jail. 

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