(KMOV) A 28-year-old suspect faces charges after he allegedly stabbed a man and woman during a home invasion in Glen Carbon.
Investigators called it a bizarre case of mistaken identity as Grant Connor drove from the Chicago area to a house on Kinder Place in rural Glen Carbon on Sunday.
Police Chief John Lakin said he believes Connor intended to harm someone with a similar name as the homeowner on Kinder Place, but says Connor was acting alone and the public has no reason to worry.
Conner has been charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of home invasion after police say he stabbed a male homeowner seven to eight times, and the female homeowner once.
“(He) was fighting for his own life. After being stabbed in the head he was becoming light headed after losing some blood. The fight continued against the walls and onto the floor,” said Chief Lakin.
The couple’s three-year-old child and the female victim’s mother were inside during the incident. According to investigators Connor got inside by telling them his car broke down and needed a cell phone.
The struggle ended when the homeowner got the knife and stabbed Connor in the neck.
Police are now asking for the public’s help. They’re not sure what Connor was doing or who he was talking to between 1 a.m. Sunday and the time of the attack around 1:20 p.m.Sunday.
“We’re asking anybody who would’ve had contact with him whether it’d be positive or some sort of strange occurrence with this individual, we’d like to hear from that person,” said Glen Carbon Police Chief Lakin.
Connors was taken to the hospital and will be transported to the Madison County Jail upon his release. His bond was set at $1.1 million.
“The individual we’re dealing with, the suspect, I’m not going to go into a lot of his background, but we believe he does suffer from some sort of mental incapacities, and I’d really like to just leave it at that,” said Lakin.
The homeowners were both hurt. The male was treated and released Sunday police say.