- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BARTONVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A Bellevue village trustee is facing felony charges following what police say was a road rage incident in which he was stabbed.

Aaron Lannert was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and unlawful vehicular invasion after stab wounds to his left shoulder were treated at a Peoria hospital. Police say Lannert instigated a confrontation with a cab driver Saturday night in Bartonville.

Police say the cab driver told them that he stabbed Lannert two to five times after the village trustee walked up to the cab and started punching him. A police report shows a passenger in the cab confirmed the driver’s version of the story.

Lannert told police he confronted the cab driver because he was driving erratically. He denied starting the violence.

The (Peoria) Journal Star (http://bit.ly/1vIZNlg ) reports a home phone number listed for Lannert was disconnected Monday.

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Information from: Journal Star, http://pjstar.com

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