Suspects plead guilty to amended charges in Atlantic stabbing incident


March 20th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Two Atlantic men have entered pleas of guilty to amended charges in connection with a January stabbing incident.

Bryce Baker

According to court records, 18-year-old Bryce Baker plead guilty to one-felony count of Willful Injury, while 23-year old Mykel Thorenentered a plea of guilty to an amended, aggravated misdemeanor charge of being an Accessory After The Fact.

Mykel Thoren

Both men had originally been charged with Willful Injury and Going Armed with Intent. They were set to stand trial next week.

Baker is scheduled to be sentenced April 29th. Thoren waived his rights and requested immediate sentencing. The judge sentenced him him to serve a maximum of two-years in prison but then suspended the sentence and gave Thoren credit for time already served. He was also fined $625, plus related court costs.

In February a third man, 21-year-old Austin Nelson, plead guilty to an amended charge of Accessory after the Fact, and was also given a two-year suspended prison sentence. All three men had been charged in connection with the January 28th stabbing of 43-year-old Robert Leslie, of Atlantic.