Purdue Grad Held on $500,000 Bond in Wrigleyville Bar Crawl Stabbing

By Erin Meyer and Serena Dai  on December 10, 2012 1:44pm  | Updated on December 10, 2012 2:38pm

 Gregg Greaves, 23, of the 4700 block of North Beacon St., was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm after he allegedly stabbed a man in the neck with a broken beer bottle during Wrigleyville's Twelve Bars of Christmas, or TBOX, a bar crawl.
Gregg Greaves, 23, of the 4700 block of North Beacon St., was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm after he allegedly stabbed a man in the neck with a broken beer bottle during Wrigleyville's Twelve Bars of Christmas, or TBOX, a bar crawl.
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CHICAGO — An Uptown man who allegedly stabbed another man in the neck at a holiday bar crawl in Wrigleyville was ordered held Monday on $500,000 bond.

Officers arrested Gregg Greaves, of the 4700 block of North Beacon Street, after he allegedly jumped out of a bathroom stall at the sports bar Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark St., and stabbed another man in the neck with a broken beer bottle. The attack left the victim looking like something out of a horror movie, police and witnesses said.

Greaves stood before a Cook County judge Monday wearing a plastic jumpsuit. According to prosecutors, after his arrest, Greaves defecated into his hands and threw his feces all over the area where he was being held.

Greaves was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

The attack is unexplainable, said a friend of Greaves, who attended his hearing and declined to be named.

"There's no background, no history to correlate with this," added Greaves' attorney Kevin McCubbin.

The victim, who is also in his 20s, sustained cuts to his chin and hands from pushing his alleged attacker away, police said. The victim walked out of the bathroom bleeding, holding his hands over his neck, a witness said. The man applied dry napkins to the wound until paramedics arrived.

The victim was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

A man who saw the attack came to victim's aid and helped hold Greaves until officers arrived, police said. The stabbing unfolded after midnight during Saturday's Twelve Bars of Christmas, or TBOX, a Wrigleyville bar crawl.

A graduate of Purdue University, Greaves has no criminal record and has never been arrested, his lawyer said.

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