ALTON, Ill. – A man charged with stabbing a cab driver in Alton Wednesday night was arrested.
According to a release from Alton police, Arthur E. Smallwood, 54, stabbed a cab driver who works for Alton’s Best Cabs in the back, shoulder and neck. The incident occurred on Atwood Street around 10:15 p.m. Smallwood was riding in the back of the cab when he stabbed the driver.
The driver said he was stabbed 18 times. He was taken to the hospital. He is expected to survive.
A patrol officer spotted and arrested Smallwood at around 5:30 Thursday evening along College Avenue.
The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant on Smallwood for attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery. His bond was set at $1 million.