Stephen Brown of Clarksville, charged with cutting another man with a knife during a fight, entered a guilty plea to the charges against him and was sentenced to five years in prison, with three suspended and two to serve. The sentence came during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.
The charges against the 42-year-old Brown were filed after Mountain Home police officers were called to a local business on July 1st last year.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Brown was dropped off at the business, walked directly to the victim, the two began to fight and Brown was reported to have pulled a large knife from his pocket and cut the victim over the eye.
During the struggle, the victim was able to gain control of the knife and an off-duty Izard County deputy sheriff stepped in, broke up the fight and held the two combatants until Mountain Home police arrived.
The individual who dropped Brown off at the business told police when Brown exited his vehicle, he grabbed the knife and shoved it in his back pocket. Both men involved in the fight said they had been in an ongoing dispute over money.
In addition to prison time, Brown was also ordered to pay victim restitution in an amount to be determined.
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