Jury convicts Conway man in stabbing

A Faulkner County jury found Jesse Garrett, of Conway, guilty on two counts of felony terroristic threatening and one count of first degree battery late Friday.

Twentieth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland said the one-day trial ended at about 11 p.m., when the jury delivered the guilty verdict.

Hiland said Garrett was sentenced to 42 years in prison, the max sentence carried by the charges.

“The jury convicted him on all three and then sentenced him to 30 years on the first degree battery charge, and maxed him out on both felony terroristic threatening charges,” Hiland said. “Our guys did a terrific job, and the jury really sent a message last night.”

Garrett’s charges are from a June, 2011 stabbing incident.

According to the Conway Police Department, a 43-year-old man was stabbed multiple times when he answered the door of his home on First Avenue in Conway.

Garrett fled the scene before police arrived, but he was located at a nearby residence and arrested.

The victim, who has recovered from his injuries, was able to tell police who his attacker was.

Hiland said Garrett’s terroristic threatening charges are from the time of his arrest, when he threatened officers and said he would kill an officer’s children.

(Staff writer Courtney Spradlin can be reached by email at courtney.spradlin@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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