Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Man Allegedly Stabs Wife, Crashes Truck, Jumps Off Peoria Bridge

A German Hills man was rescued after crashing his truck on the McClugage Bridge in Peoria and jumping into the river. 

But wait...the plot thickens...

The man, now identified as 41-year-old Brett Davis, jumped off the bridge shortly after allegedly stabbing his estranged wife in the neck. 

Woodford County State's Attorney Greg Minger said Monday night his office obtained $1 million arrest warrant for Davis on an attempted murder charge in the stabbing of Kristen Davis. 

Minger believes the attack occurred near Davis' home at 404 Bittersweet Ave. After the attack, Davis jumped into his blue pickup truck and sped away. He was westbound on the McClugage Bridge when his truck slammed into a guardrail. Witnesses said he then got out of his vehicle and jumped in between the two spans. 

He fell between 40 and 50 feet and landed in the barge canal, which is the deepest part of the river. 

The current, however, pushed him downstream toward the eastern bank, where the Peoria Fire Department's Rescue Boat pulled him out of the water. 

"He's very lucky," Peoria Fire Chief Tom Carr, said. 

Both Brett Kristen Davis are in Peoria hospitals. 

Information provided by the Peoria Journal Star

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