Nichole Hannahs

Williams Sentenced in Stabbing

by Nichole Hannahs on June 25, 2014 at 1:42 am

A Zanesville man changed his plea in connection to a stabbing incident on Brighton Boulevard.

27-year-old Brian Williams entered a plea of guility to charges of felonious assault and possession of drugs.

Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office said on April 2, Williams got into an altercation with another man on Brighton Boulevard over drugs and stabbed the man with a knife causing injuries.

Williams attorney, Jerry McHenry told Judge Cottrill that the victim in the case had chased down Williams and that’s when the altercation took place.

He said a good samaritan broke apart the fight and disarmed the victim, who’d gotten the knife. A third person then took the knife and got away and hasn’t been located.

As part of the plea Williams was sentenced to two years in prison to run concurrently, he’ll get credit for time already served. He also was on post release control when this incident cocurred and will have to serve any time left from that case.