A Morton man added to his decades-long violent record by attacking his sister as she was recovering from surgery, charges filed Friday allege.
Michael Webber, 67, was awaiting trial on charges he stabbed or cut a man in the neck early last year when he allegedly battered his sister because she gave away several of his cigarettes.
Webber, formerly of Pekin, has remained in custody on $75,000 bond since he was charged Friday with aggravated battery to a person over age 60 and misdemeanor aggravated assault.
His sister, Christine Webber, and their mother summoned police to their Morton home last Thursday after Webber capped his outburst of anger by pushing Christine to the floor, a prosecutor’s court affidavit stated.
Christine said the fall caused pain to her abdomen, where she had recently undergone surgery. Webber knew of the surgery when he pushed her down, she said.
Their mother said she came to the room where the incident took place in time to see Christine on the floor and Webber holding a liquor bottle as if he was going to strike his sister with it, the affidavit stated.
Both women told police they feared Webber would retaliate against them for calling the police. Christine said she feared he might kill her, the affidavit stated.
Webber was charged in January 2015 with unlawful vehicle invasion and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after the stabbing incident in Pekin. He allegedly reached into a taxi’s window to cut his 49-year-old victim when that man arrived at Webber’s apartment complex. The two had argued over a woman several days earlier, the charges allege.
His criminal history dates back at least to 1989, when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for armed violence. He served a probation term for domestic battery in 1998 and, three years later, was sentenced to a five-year prison term for aggravated domestic battery, court records state.
He’s scheduled to next appear in court on his latest charge on Sept. 8 and on the stabbing-related case on Sept. 19.
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