Two people have been charged in connection with a stabbing incident at an Alton bar earlier this week that injured one person. 23-year-old Lance A. Perkinson of the 1700 block of Berkley Avenue in Alton and 28-year-old Angela R. Johnson of the 300 block of Central Avenue in Bethalto were charged Wednesday in Madison County Court.
Perkinson is charged with attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery. Johnson is charged with mob action and aggravated battery in connection with the incident at the Riverside Saloon in the 2900 block of East Broadway. Police Chief Jason Simmons told the Big Z just after the incident, that it appeared the attack was not random. The injured person was first taken to an Alton hospital, and then later transported to a hospital in St. Louis for additional treatment.