On Friday, April 30, 2021, at 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a house on Potomac Drive for a physical altercation between two males.  When officers arrived, they found that one of the males had been stabbed and witnesses were applying pressure to the stab wound in the upper chest area.  The victim, a 39-year-old Fairview Heights man was taken by ambulance to a Belleville area hospital, and later transferred to a St. Louis hospital for life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, a household member of the victim, was found inside the residence and taken into custody.  Police later learned the two men were fighting over domestic issues and alcohol made have played a role in the argument.

On May 1, 2021,

 Carlton D. Underwood

 Male, 48 yoa

 Potomac Drive

 Fairview Heights, IL




Was charged with:

Count 1:           Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

Count 2:           Aggravated Battery with Great Bodily Harm

Count 3:           Aggravated Domestic Battery

Underwood remains in custody at the St. Clair County Jail with a $65,000 bond.

The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.

  • Suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Fairview Heights Police Department