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Police and fire

Allen County Sheriff's Department
Jonathan L. Courtois

Man accused in fight stabbing turns self in

– A Fort Wayne man is accused of stabbing someone three times in the back during a fight last weekend.

On Sunday evening, Jonathan L. Courtois, 23, of the 11000 block of Millstone Drive, arrived with two others at the parking lot of a local business. Five other people were already there, and a fight ensued, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Wednesday in Allen Superior Court.

Witnesses told police Courtois got out of his car with a knife and started to fight with Jordan M. Deleon. Deleon hit Courtois in the face, at which point Courtois struck back and hit Deleon twice in the face.

As the fight continued, Deleon’s back became exposed when he grabbed Courtois by the wrist, court records said. At that point, Courtois stabbed Deleon three times in the back, causing life-threatening injuries and sending him to the hospital in critical but stable condition, court records said. His condition was not available Wednesday night.

Witnesses told police Courtois then quickly drove away before police and medics arrived.

The two people with Courtois the night of the attack contacted police two days later and told their version of events.

Courtois turned himself in to police later that same day. He told investigators he wanted an attorney to represent him and did not make any statements before he was booked into Allen County Lockup on felony charges of aggravated battery, battery and criminal recklessness.

Courtois was being held Wednesday in lieu of $30,000 bail.