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Iowa man charged in alleged road rage in Illinois

September 20, 2014 GMT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An Iowa man faces multiple aggravated battery charges in Illinois for allegedly stabbing someone in an act of road rage in suburban Chicago, the Lake County sheriff’s office announced Friday.

Scott Allen Schultz, 45, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, allegedly stabbed the victim in the leg close a major artery during Wednesday’s incident. The person was later transported to an area hospital — though the sheriff’s statement didn’t provide a condition or other details.

In a statewide search after the stabbing, the Whiteside County sheriff’s office in Morrison stopped Schultz just shy of the Iowa-Illinois state line. Detectives from Lake County later formally arrested Schultz.

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He is charged with aggravated battery by use of a deadly weapon, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and aggravated battery upon a public roadway. Bond was set at $25,000, and Schultz is due in court Oct. 6.

A message seeking comment left at a residential number for Schultz was not returned.