Police investigate reported stabbing
UPDATED 9:45 a.m.
CHAMPAIGN — A Mahomet man who allegedly slashed another man with a folding knife is in the Champaign County Jail after being arrested for aggravated battery.
Champaign police Sgt. Dave Griffet said Michael A. Jordan, 30, who listed addresses on Diane Lane and Meadow Hill in Mahomet, was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Monday outside Pia’s Sports Bar & Grill at 1609 W. Springfield Ave., C.
Griffet said Jordan was in the bar and met up with a woman with whom he had a history. He was ultimately asked to leave the bar and went outside with the woman. She came back in shortly after with a visible injury and reported that Jordan had struck her, Griffet said.
A 47-year-old man from Champaign then went outside to confront Jordan and they got into a fight, Griffet said.
Witnesses said after the two men separated, Jordan got a folding knife, approached the man, and lunged at him, cutting him in the head.
The man was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment, Griffet said, and Jordan was taken to jail.
Griffet said the knife was found nearby in the parking lot.
He said a man and a woman who refused to leave the crime scene were also arrested for interfering with the officers as they investigated.
Jordan was expected to make a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.