ST. CHARLES – Nobody will be charged in an early Tuesday altercation that left one man with stab wounds and another with bruises and bite marks because neither party wanted to sign a complaint, St. Charles Police Department spokesperson Paul McCurtain said.
"It's unusual," McCurtain said. "Very unusual."
Police responded to the 200 block of North 15th Street at about 1:07 a.m. Tuesday to learn the subjects had left the scene on foot, police said.
During a search, officers reportedly found a 38-year-old man who had a torn shirt, marks on his nose, throat, shoulders, arms and hands and wounds to his fingers, left arm and bicep.
Paramedics responded to the scene and treated the man, who was taken into custody and held pending investigation because the other subject had yet to be found, police said.
Witnesses reportedly told police the men knew each other and that the person still being sought was stabbed. Officers eventually found the 25-year-old man sleeping in another apartment in the building, suffering from multiple stab wounds, police said.
The man was taken to Delnor Hospital for treatment of stab wounds to his abdomen and left arm, police said. He was treated and released, McCurtain said.
Neither man wanted to sign a complaint, so they were released without charges.
In cases where victims are unable to sign a complaint, police would submit the case to the State's Attorney's Office for review, McCurtain said.