No suspects yet in Hoopeston stabbing

No suspects yet in Hoopeston stabbing

HOOPESTON — Hoopeston police have not yet made any arrests in the stabbing of a man on North Market Street last week.

Hoopeston Police Chief Mark Drollinger said the man who was stabbed several times has been released from the hospital but is still receiving treatment, while police continue to investigate the incident but have no suspects. Hoopeston police also continue to ask for the public's assistance in providing any information, including the identity of an unknown person who drove the victim to the hospital.

According to Hoopeston police, the victim, a 32-year-old Watseka man, was walking on North Market Street in Hoopeston around 6 p.m. Thursday when three men got out of their car and hit him in the head, knocking him unconscious. When the victim regained consciousness, he realized he was covered in blood and had been stabbed several times, according to police. He was rushed to Hoopeston Community Hospital's emergency room by an unknown person, police said, and was later transferred to Carle Hospital in Urbana. He had numerous stab wounds to his face, neck and upper body, according to police.

The Hoopeston Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in this case. Anyone with information, including the identity of the person who brought the victim to the hospital, is encouraged to call police at 283-5196.

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use er name wrote on May 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Hoopston is not local!! Please deliver local news.

tomemtrn wrote on May 14, 2013 at 12:05 am

Certain people living in Champaign Urbana are from Hoopeston. Maybe we care what goes on there. Just because it didn't happen on your street doesn't mean it isn't "local" to some of us. 

use er name wrote on May 14, 2013 at 8:05 am

I'm from New Mexico..........

sweet caroline wrote on May 14, 2013 at 10:05 am

You're not "local," so where do you get off telling people in east central Illinois what news we want?  MYOB.

use er name wrote on May 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm

   I live in Urbana. I am local. Moved here over 20yrs ago. I am " in east central Illinois". 

  Was in reference to the individual who said, "Certain people living in Champaign Urbana are from Hoopeston"

   I wondered where the news from New Mexico is; if being "from" there might be a reason for the NG to file news from NM as "local".

   People who are local to CU and who paid attention to local news will remember that the NG had multiple print copies, (designated by the number of stars on the front page); because news from Dantucky and Rantucky IS NOT LOCAL news!  

    You are apparently are not one of those who cared and who paid attention.

Thanks for the "MYOB" advice. I'll try to keep my interests local. This is, after all, where my business is. Literally.