A Magoffin man will spend one year in jail after pleading guilty to assault charges.
On Friday, Oct 5 Jonathan Hardy Garland, 32, of Salyersville got into a verbal argument with his step-father when he (Garland) pulled out a knife hit his stepdad in the head, stabbed him when he raised his hands up, then punched him multiple times.
Garland also stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene. Family members found the vehicle abandoned on Big Caney Road several days later.
Police would locate and arrest Garland a week later (Oct 11) and was charged with second-degree assault and theft by unlawful taking (auto), $500 or more, but under $10,000.
A preliminary hearing was held on October 22 and Garland pleaded guilty to amended charges of fourth-degree assault and theft by unlawful taking under $500.
He was subsequently sentenced to serve 365 days and given credit for 11 days of time-served.
Garland remains lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center as of news time.