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Waverly Man In Custody After Stabbing In Owaneco

A Waverly man is in custody charged with aggravated battery after stabbing a woman in Owaneco on Saturday. On November 28th, at 3:51 PM, Christian County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call of a stabbing.  The stabbing occurred at the intersection of Church Street and IL Route 29. 


According to the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and the Taylorville Police Department, 41-year old Shane A. Mosley stabbed 65-year-old Brenda S. Whisler in the back of her neck with a knife. 


After an investigation, it was discovered that Velma Mosley, who is Shane A. Mosley’s mother, was driving from Pana to Jacksonville. Velma Mosley was driving Shane Mosley’s vehicle and Shane was in the passenger seat. Velma Mosley says that her son had smoked synthetic marijuana in the vehicle as they were leaving Pana and he became upset so she pulled over at Church Street and IL Route 29. 


While there, Brenda Whisler, who is Velma’s domestic companion, was following their vehicle to Jacksonville pulled behind her in Owaneco. Shane Mosley got out of the vehicle and broke out the driver’s side window of the vehicle Velma was in. At that point, investigators say Velma and Brenda got out of their vehicles. As Whisler was walking away from Shane, he stabbed her in the back of the neck. 


Witnesses say that they saw Shane walk across IL Route 29 waving a knife. Witnesses pulled over after passing him and observed him walking toward the Owaneco Elevator. Witnesses then followed Shane as he walked around the elevator a couple of times. After Shane stopped walking the male witness got out of his vehicle and detained Shane until deputies arrived and took him into custody.


Whisler was taken by ambulance to Taylorville Memorial Hospital and was transported by helicopter to Springfield Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries.


Shane Mosley was taken to the Christian County Jail and has been charged with aggravated battery with the victim being 60 years of age or older. This is a Class 2 felony. Mosley could face two to ten years in the Department of Corrections. Bond was set at $100,000.


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