State’s Attorney Glasgow Announces Jury Finds Brandon Qualls Guilty of Two Counts of Aggravated Battery

July 25, 2022 JOLIET—Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces that a jury yesterday found Brandon Qualls, 23, of Romeoville, guilty of two counts of Aggravated Battery, Class 3 felonies.

The verdict follows a three-day jury trial that commenced on July 19, 2022.

On September 3, 2020, Joliet Police Department was dispatched to the victim’s residence in Joliet for a stabbing. Officers made contact with the victim who advised that he had been stabbed by Qualls with a knife in the neck and stomach. During the encounter, the victim was able to get the knife away from Qualls and escape from his house. Following the incident, the victim was taken to the hospital and has since recovered from his injuries.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 6, 2022. Qualls is eligible for a sentence of 2 to 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

State’s Attorney Glasgow thanked ASAs Tom Bahar and Kimberly Fladhammer, Victim Witness Advocate Danette Pasdertz, and Nikkol McGuire for their diligence and perseverance in this case. Glasgow also thanked Officers Jansma, McKinney, Schorie, and Brooks of the Joliet Police Department.