A Bethalto woman is accused of stabbing her mother. 44 year old Jan E. Madison of the 200 block of West Corbin Street is charged with armed violence and aggravated battery for allegedly attacking her 74 year old mother over the weekend during an argument. Madison is in custody, and the victim is recovering at a local hospital.

Bethalto Police say the argument took place around Midnight Sunday when the mother, Nancy Sparrowk, reportedly confronted her daughter about her consumption of alcohol. Authorities say Madison became angry and stabbed her mother several times, but the victim was able to escape the home and seek help from a neighbor who called police. Madison fled the scene in the mother's car and later crashed in Jersey County and was taken into custody at Alton Memorial Hospital where she was being treated for minor injuries associated with the crash. Additional traffic and crash related charges are pending in Jersey County. Madison is being held in the Madison County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond.