Charges filed after shoplifter stabs man trying to stop him in River North Walgreens

The victim intervened after seeing the man stealing items in the 600 block of North Clark Street Sunday night, police said.

SHARE Charges filed after shoplifter stabs man trying to stop him in River North Walgreens
The Leighton Criminal Courthouse

The Leighton Criminal Courthouse

Sun-Times file photo

A man has been charged with stabbing someone in the face after the person tried to stop him from shoplifting at a Walgreens in the River North neighborhood.

Roy Lemont Pughsley, 48, faces a felony count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in the Sunday night attack, Chicago police said.

The victim intervened after seeing the man stealing items in the 600 block of North Clark Street around 10:40 p.m., police said.

Pughsley stabbed the man in the face, neck and legs, police said. The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Pughsley was arrested shortly after the stabbing, police said. He was expected to appear in court later Thursday.

The Latest
Jaylun Sanders, 21, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting. A second man, 20-year-old Kameron Abram, faces weapons and trespassing charges, police said.
Hours after Woods limped his way to a 9-over 79 in the third round at Southern Hills, he informed the PGA of America of his withdrawal.
James Wade expects his team to play with a sense of urgency Sunday afternoon that he didn’t see in Wednesday’s three-point loss to the Storm.
Starter Justin Steele allowed one hit and struck out nine in five innings and left with a 4-0 lead. But Brandon Hughes, Scott Effross, David Robertson and Rowan Wick combined to allow seven runs as the Cubs lost their fourth consecutive game.