Detailed account of Bloomington stabbing released in arrest statement

Published: Nov. 12, 2022 at 9:25 PM CST
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BLOOMINGTON (25 News Now) - A suspect with a history of drug use, a girlfriend left with over a dozen stab wounds, and a verbal intent to kill. These details and more are part of a new report describing what happened during a stabbing incident Thursday night in Bloomington.

Bloomington police say it happened on Todd Drive near East Empire Street. According to the Statement of Arrest report given to the judge, suspect Chance Young, 19, of Bloomington, was involved in a dating relationship with the victim and lived with her. He had a history of psychosis and mental health issues, recently hospitalized for those reasons.

Thursday night, Young walked into the bedroom where the victim was laying carrying a six-inch long knife, allegedly saying, “I’m going to need you to let me kill you,” along with claims about being the Messiah. The statement says Young stabbed the victim 17 times on various parts of her body. The victim was able to escape the building, making to a neighbor’s home and pounding on the door for help, with the residents calling 911 soon after while tending to her injuries. Once police arrived, the victim was taken to a local hospital, intubated, and put on a ventilator, getting surgery to reconstruct her brachial artery.

Young was nearby at the time of officers’ arrival, with blood and cuts visible on his hands and arms, becoming combative with police and tased during the arrest process. He admitted to police that he was “vaping some marijuana oil” when he “just went crazy,” admitting to stabbing the victim, adding the details were foggy.

Young is formally charged with Attempted Murder and Aggravated Domestic Battery. He’s currently in the McLean County Jail, held on $1 million bond, of which he’ll need to pay 10% for release (or $100,000). His next court date is December 12 for an arraignment.