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David Bryant

David Bryant, 53, of Belleville is charged with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

BELLEVILLE — A Belleville man is facing a first-degree attempted murder charge after police say he stabbed his girlfriend at home. 

David Bryant, 53, is also charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say they got a call at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday about a domestic disturbance.

Police pulled up to the home and went around to the backyard, where they say they found Bryant trying to harm himself with a knife and told him to drop it.

Bryant refused and police used a Taser on him, treated him on the scene and took him to the St. Clair County Jail. 

The woman did not have life-threatening injuries,  according to police. But she had deep cuts on her hands from trying to defend herself, they said.

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She and her son, who was reportedly not injured, ran to a neighbor's house. 

Bryant is being held in jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.

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