Ex-student sentenced for college stabbing - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Ex-student sentenced for college stabbing

Posted: Updated:
MADISON -

A former student at a southern Indiana college has been sentenced to two years in prison for breaking into a dorm room and stabbing a man.

A judge ordered that sentence for 22-year-old Demetrius Jones of Columbus after he pleaded guilty last week to a felony charge of criminal recklessness for the October 2011 attack at Hanover College.

Authorities say Jones stabbed Vincent Johnson of Jamestown, Indiana, following a fraternity party confrontation.

Jefferson County Prosecutor Chad Lewis tells The Madison Courier that the plea agreement balances punishment with a chance for Jones to have the felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor if he stays out of trouble.

Jones had been studying to become a math teacher at the private college in the Ohio River town of Hanover.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow