May 24, 2016


Suspect in stabbing has criminal history of violence


Jeanette Hickerson

Jeanette Hickerson

LORAIN — A blood trail led to the home of a stabbing suspect Sunday night, police said.

Police followed the trail after Lorain resident Elia Alston was critically wounded after being stabbed in the neck , according to police Officer Mark Pultrone’s report. Alston was found around 8:50 p.m. Sunday lying on his back on front porch steps at 2014 Pole Ave., Pultrone wrote. Alston, 51, of the 1700 block of East 29th Street, was in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Monday.

The blood trail led nearly a quarter of a mile to the home of Jeanette Hickerson in the 1700 block of West 22nd Street, Pultrone wrote. Hickerson is Alston’s girlfriend, according to Sgt. Marty Carreon.

Hickerson, 37, was charged with felonious assault. Hickerson, also known as Jeanette Bashay, has an extensive criminal record that includes convictions for assault, domestic violence and resisting arrest.

Hickerson was being held without bond at the Lorain City Jail on Monday. She is due in Lorain Municipal Court Tuesday.

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