CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police formally charged Adam Bramwell Thursday evening in the brutal slashing attack of a woman in Lincoln Park two months ago.
Bramwell was extradited to Chicago earlier this week after he was arrested last month in Texas.
Bramwell, of the 6200 block of South Michigan Avenue, was charged in connection with multiple crimes — including the slashing near DePaul and a carjacking a few days earlier. The charges included attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery to cause great bodily harm, aggravated battery with intent to strangle, armed robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking, receiving or possessing a stolen vehicle, attempted kidnapping, and arson.
Federal marshals arrested Bramwell near Houston on Aug. 7 on a warrant for the carjacking, which occurred five days before the 22-year-old woman was attacked near the DePaul University campus in Lincoln Park.
The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Bramwell on a Greyhound bus after they received a tip that he was on the bus.
The U.S. Marshals told CBS 2 they started searching for Bramwell’s known traveling aliases – which led to a hit at the Houston Greyhound station. Following his arrest last month, he was brought back to Chicago on Tuesday.
Bramwell will be in Cook County Criminal Court on Friday for the stabbing attack, police said.
Bramwell, 32, was wanted on felony arrest warrants for a carjacking and beating in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on July 13, and for violating parole after his recent release from prison. He had been paroled after serving about half of his sentence for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Early on July 18, police say someone brutally slashed the 22-year-old victim in the face and neck on Halsted Street just south of Lincoln and Fullerton avenues.
The recent graduate was walking down the street when police say the suspect attacked the woman, whom they believe he was attempting to sexually assault.
The young woman was left for dead, bleeding from the face and neck when a Good Samaritan found her.
Following the attack, the woman was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. Police said she was nearly killed. Her condition later was upgraded to serious.
In the July 13 carjacking in the 1800 block of North Fremont Street, police said a 56-year-old woman was pulling into her garage when a man with a knife ordered her out of the car and demanded money. He allegedly choked her, pulled her hair, knocked her to the ground, and drove off in her car.
Bramwell was also recently paroled from prison. He was serving a sentence through 2021, but he was paroled for good behavior after only having to serve half of his sentence for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.