UPDATE: This story has been updated on June 5, 2013 to reflect that the charge was dropped.
COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Criminal charges have been dropped against a suburban man who prosecutors said stabbed his daughter's fiance with a knife on the Far South Side in November.
Claude Jones, 50, of the 2000 block of Georgetown Lane in Waukegan, was charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon and appeared in court on May 19.
A judge later ruled there was not enough evidence against Jones for the case to proceed.
At Jones' first court hearing in the case, Assistant State's Attorney Christina Brewer said Jones struck his future son-in-law in the head, and they started fighting in the 8900 block of South Aberdeen Street in Washington Heights on Nov. 8, 2012.
Prosecutors did not say what the two argument was about.
The future son-in-law was stabbed nine times, Brewer said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he required 32 stitches for stab wounds on his chest, shoulders and back, Brewer said. His age was not available.
Jones was arrested at his home and identified as the attacker by the victim on May 17, about six months after the stabbing, according to court documents. Prosecutors did not say why he was not arrested until months after the incident.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil initially ordered Jones held on $400,000 bail. But on May 24, Judge Elizabeth Mary Hayes ordered the charge dropped.