Cherokee man prison sentenced to max. of 25-years for Atlantic stabbing incident


February 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Additional details were released this (Tuesday) morning with regard to the sentence for a Cherokee man who plead guilty Monday, to several charges associated with a stabbing incident in Atlantic last September. According to online court records, 38-year old Timothy Leigh Russell faces a maximum of 25-years in prison.

In a voluntary plea agreement reached Monday, a felony charge of Attempted Murder was dropped. Russell agreed to plead Guilty to two felony counts of Willful Injury as enhanced by the use of a dangerous weapon, and one count of Going Armed with Intent. The combined prison terms for the offenses amounted to 25-years. He was given credit for time already served. Russell was also assessed fines totaling $2,750, plus the payment of court costs associated with his case. Judge Kathleen Kilnoski exonerated Russell’s bond.

Russell’s trial on Attempted Murder and the other charges was to have begun today (Tuesday),  in connection with a September 3rd 2012 incident in Atlantic, during which the unidentified victim of the attack suffered serious injuries after being stabbed by Russell with a shop tool, which was reportedly a screwdriver.