Arrest made in Swinney Avenue stabbing

Mug shot of Jonathon Courtois courtesy the Allen County Sheriff's Department.
Mug shot of Jonathon Courtois courtesy the Allen County Sheriff's Department.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Officers said a man who allegedly stabbed another man on Swinney Avenue turned himself in to police. Police said Jonathon L. Courtois, 22, stabbed another man in the parking lot of Midwest America Federal Credit Union on April 6. Courtois turned himself in two days later.

Two witnesses told police they were walking down the street with the victim when Courtois got out of a blue Impala and confronted the victim. According to police reports, the victim hit Courtois in the face. Courtois then stabbed the victim three times in the back. Courtois got back into his car and fled the scene.

The victim was taken to Lutheran Hospital where doctors listed him in critical, but stable, condition.

Officers said the victim and witnesses told police they went to high school with Courtois so police were able to identify him.

On April 8, Courtois turned himself over to police. According to court documents, Courtois was initially charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.

As of Monday, Courtois is facing the following felony charges:

  •  Aggravated Battery
  • Battery (Committed by Means of a Deadly Weapon)
  • Criminal Recklessness (Use of Deadly Weapon) provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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