Woman critically injured in Galesburg

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Galesburg Police Department received a report of a person down and injured at 560 Liberty St. at 2:12 a.m. in Galesburg. Officers arrived to find the victim, Sophia E. Interial, age 34, of 560 Liberty St. in the front yard near the front porch.

Interial was transported to Galesburg Cottage Hospital by Galesburg Ambulance Service for injuries to her head and face. She was later transferred to OSF St. Francis in Peoria. Interial remains at St. Francis in critical condition.

Officers located Cody J. Thomas, age 30, at the scene. He was detained for questioning. The investigation has lead to the arrest of Thomas for aggravated battery and attempted murder. Thomas is being held at the Knox County Jail.

Initial information indicated that that Interial was struck in the head with a brick.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Galesburg Police Dept. at 309-343-9151 or Galesburg Area Crimestoppers at 309-344-0044 or 888-266-0044.