Attorney: Man Accused in TBOX Stabbing Was Drugged

By Erin Meyer on January 11, 2013 4:21pm 

 Gregg Greaves, 23, a Purdue graduate, was indicted on two counts of aggravated battery and attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a man after a Wrigleyville holiday bar crawl. He is pictured with his girlfriend Ashley Leising.
Gregg Greaves, 23, a Purdue graduate, was indicted on two counts of aggravated battery and attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a man after a Wrigleyville holiday bar crawl. He is pictured with his girlfriend Ashley Leising.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Two days after Greg Greaves was indicted by a grand jury for attempted murder and aggravated battery in the bloody TBOX stabbing, his attorney claimed to have evidence that Greaves was drugged.

"We have some evidence of involuntary drug intoxication," said Steven Goldman, of Steven Goldman and Associates, who appeared with Greaves in court Friday.

Greaves, a Purdue University graduate with no criminal record, was arrested last month after he allegedly attacked another party-goer during a holiday bar crawl in Wrigleyville called the Twelve Bars of Christmas, or TBOX

According to prosecutors, he 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 move, police and witnesses said.

The victim, who is also in his 20s, suffered 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. 

In the aftermath of the incident, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) proposed measures intended to curtail the wild parties that have in some cases become synonymous with the North Side bar crawls.

The Cook County State's Attorney's office submitted the indictment, filed Wednesday, to the court Friday alleging that Greaves "stabbed (the victim) about the body, which constituted a substantial step toward the commission of first degree murder."

The indictment makes similar claims in support of the two counts of aggravated battery Greaves also faces.

Friends of Greaves said the attack was unexplainable and suspected early on that he had been drugged. His attorney said Friday that there are yet many unanswered questions.

"We are just at the infancy of this investigation," Goldman said.

 Gregg Greaves, 23, a Purdue graduate, was indicted on two counts of aggravated battery and attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a man after a Wrigleyville holiday bar crawl.
Gregg Greaves, 23, a Purdue graduate, was indicted on two counts of aggravated battery and attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a man after a Wrigleyville holiday bar crawl.
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