A man who was sentenced to two years and six months in jail Monday, Aug. 13, according to court records.
Michael A. Jefferson, 33, of the 10800 block of Lincoln Highway, accepted a plea agreement of one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Will County Circuit Court records. He originally was charged with aggravated assault and a second count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon after a fight at Gerry's Place, in the 1800 block of East Washington Street in Joliet in September of 2011.
The fight began inside bar after another man agreed to exchange shirts with an unknown woman, according to a Will County Sheriff's Office report. Eight men, including Jefferson, then jumped the man, and the fight eventually spilled out into the bar's parking lot.
Jefferson left the bar, and he returned with a chef's knife and a crossbow, which he pointed at the other man and unsuccessfully tried to shoot him with it several times. When deputies arrived at the bar, Jefferson had the knife in his right hand and the crossbow in his left and was approaching the man, who was covered in blood, according to the report.
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