Man Charged with 2nd Degree Assault in Stabbing

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 at 10:01 am

A 29-year-old Mora man is in jail for allegedly stabbing a teenager during a fight in Mora in August.  George Davis faces one count of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, two fifth degree assault charges, and disorderly conduct for the stabbing which occurred on August 30th.

According to the criminal complaint, witnesses say the fight started over a forged check.  Davis is said to have confronted a man outside a residence on East Maple Avenue.  The other man in the complaint is named as 19-year-old ‘KRL.’   The complaint says the two began arguing.    Witnesses told police  that Davis punched KRL and pulled a 2″-4″ knife out of his pants.  They say Davis then “swung” at KRL cutting him above the eye.

Davis told police he never used a knife.  In the criminal complaint, Davis said he elbowed KRL under the eye.  The complaint state the cut on KRL was above the eye.  Davis also told police “he was a fighter and did not need a weapon.”

Multiple witnesses say that Davis dropped the knife and began hitting KRL a few more times.  Davis allegedly said “Hold on, just let me grab my knife because it has my fingerprints on it,” said witnesses.

Davis is due back in court on September 25th.  He is currently being held in the Pine County Jail.

If convicted of second degree assault, Davis faces seven years in prison and or a $14,000 fine.    The fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct charges carry penalties of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine or both

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