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Crime - Domestic battery

3/10/2020, 9:51 p.m.
Carzil D. Pruitte (38, Joliet) was arrested, booked, and transported to the Will County Jail for the offenses of Aggravated ...

Carzil D. Pruitte (38, Joliet) was arrested, booked, and transported to the Will County Jail for the offenses of Aggravated Battery, Battery, and Endangering Life/Health of a Child. On 03/09/2020 at approximately 03:39pm, Officers responded to the 500 blk of E. Bellarmine Drive reference to a possible domestic battery. Officers located a victim (33 year old male) outside the residence bleeding from the face. The victim indicated that Pruitte had stabbed him and his son was still in the apartment with Pruitte.

Officers located the apartment and the door was locked. Officers forced entry and located Pruitte sitting on the couch naked. Pruitte was talking to himself and not responding to Officers. Pruitte was taken into custody without incident. Officers located the victim’s son (4 year old) hiding behind a couch and took him out of the apartment. Both victims were transported to St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Pruitte was also transported to St. Joseph Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries where he was treated and released. Officers were able to determine that the victim, who was visiting from out of town, and his son were watching videos when his cousin, Pruitte, entered the room mumbling words at the victim. Pruitte then took his clothes off and stated he was going to kill the both of them. Pruitte then threw a speaker at the victim. The victim then took his son into another room to get away from Pruitte. Pruitte followed and began to punch the victim and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, Pruitte punched, bit, and stabbed the victim in the head. The victim’s son was also punched in the head several times by Pruitte. The victim was able to get away from Pruitte and exited the apartment where Officers located him. Pruitte was arrested for the above listed offenses. The knife believed to have been used was recovered at the scene.