An 18-year-old Eldridge man faces two felony charges after police say he injured another person, who required 24 stitches, in a fight.

Thadis Boutwell faces charges of willful injury – causing serious injury and going armed with intent, court records say.

Thadis Boutwell (photo from Scott County Jail inmate listing)

About 10 p.m. July 25 on Manor Drive in Eldridge, Boutwell and two other people instigated a fight, arrest affidavits say. During the fight Boutwell “used an edged weapon” and stabbed/sliced a victim who required 20 stitches to his hand/wrist and “four stitches to close the wound on his buttocks,” affidavits say.   

Boutwell, who was arrested on a warrant, is being held on a total of $20,600 bond and is set for a preliminary hearing Aug. 30 in Scott County Court.