A man assaulting his girlfriend on South Main Street in St. Charles stabbed a passerby who tried to intervene, police said.
Caleb Thomas Spoon, 29, of the 3900 block of Summer Forest Drive in St. Charles County, was charged Sept. 30 with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and two counts of third-degree domestic assault.
St. Charles police said Spoon was assaulting his girlfriend by choking her and pulling her hair on South Main Street at Ameristar Boulevard Sept. 29. When a man, who did not know the couple, tried to stop the assault, Spoon pulled out a knife and stabbed him to the left of his navel.
He said Spoon told him he would kill him.
The man was treated at St. Joseph’s Health Center.
“He tells us he was trying to stop the assault,” said Officer Erik Lawrenz, spokesman for the St. Charles Police Department.
Another witness confronted Spoon and said she saw him pull his girlfriend’s hair and choke her.
Spoon told police he was trying to protect himself and his girlfriend from the other man. His girlfriend also denied she was being assaulted, according to a police report.
Spoon’s bond was reduced Oct. 3 from $100,000 to $25,000, on the conditions that he have no contact with the victim and that he not purchase, possess or consume alcohol. Spoon posted 10 percent of the $25,000 and was released from jail Oct. 3.