A 58-year-old man was hospitalized this week following what is being reported as a domestic incident in Royal Lakes. He reported being jumped Tuesday evening as he walked near his home in the 300 block of Dogwood Street. Two women, ages 48 and 21 were also found to be the aparent victim of stab or slash wounds.
While hospitalized, the man's house burned to the ground Wednesday morning. The three people all aparently knew each other, although investigators are not saying how. The violence happened at another house in Royal Lakes, in the 300 block of Olive. The man was found lying in a ditch, but was able to communicate with first responders. The women were found at the home of a relative. The incident remains under investigation by the Macoupin County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police and Illinois State Fire Marshal.