YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: The last suspect in an Englewood New Year’s Eve party champagne glass stabbing was released on $75,000 bail after turning herself in to authorities.
Dajshae Huggins, 20, Englewood, ended a weeks-long search by city detectives by surrendering in connection with an early New Year’s Day stabbing and beating that police said involved four members of the same family.
Huggins, who’s awaiting court action in another assault case, was charged with aggravated assault.
Englewood police were called to the Elks Lodge on Bennett Road just before 2 a.m. They found a bloodied 35-year-old city woman in a pile of broken glass shards, Detective Capt. Timothy Torell said.
Her injuries included a broken nose, several bruises and a cut on her neck where she’d been stabbed with a broken champagne glass, he said.
The victim, who needed 70 stitches, was still recovering, Torell said this afternoon.
The responding officers “did a great job in rendering her initial first aid and getting her to the hospital without delay,” he said.
City detectives took it from there.
By 5 p.m. New Year’s Day, Detectives Michael Hargrave and Chris Kedersha had located and arrested their primary suspect, 22-year-old Porsche Brown, who Torell said had stabbed the victim in the neck while the four others beat and stomped on her.
Also arrested at the Englewood residence was Brown’s mother, 41-year-old Roneicka Hooks.
Brown is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon and Hooks with aggravated assault.
Brown’s father, 42-year-old William “Juggie” Brown, was arrested a week later in Englewood and also charged with aggravated assault.
Huggins is Hooks’ daughter, police said.
“Anytime someone is stabbed in the neck, there is a potential for the case to end up as a homicide,” Torell said. “The victim was extremely fortunate, all things considered.”
All five defendants remain free on bail — including Porsche Brown at $100,000 bail, Hooks at $75,000 bail (both posted Jan. 8) and William Brown at $75,000 (posted Jan. 17), records show.
Troi Dixon, 21, the only one of the five not related to the others surrendered to police on Jan. 22 and was released on $75,000 bail three days later. She was charged with aggravated assault.
MUGSHOTS: Courtesy ENGLEWOOD PD
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