Investigators with the Madison County Sheriff's Department say an Alton man stabbed another man early Sunday morning.  The stabbing happened as bouncers at Schlemer's Lounge in Cottage Hills tried to break up a fight on their parking lot.  The victim was hospitalized in serious condition with wounds to his left shoulder and hip.


Arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery is 23-year-old Paul A. Lott of the 3,200 block ofCharlotte Court.  Madison County Sheriff's Department Captain Mike Dixon says the call came in at 3:24am.




He says Lott fled before deputies arrived, but was taken into custody without incident at his residence a short time later.  Bond has been set at $75,000.