PRINCETON — A Princeton man has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault after stabbing another man during a July fight.
Anthony Lamb, 25, pleaded guilty before Judge Marc Bernabei to the Class 3 felony Tuesday and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years’ probation.
According to State’s Attorney Geno Caffarini, Lamb and the victim got into an altercation in an alley outside the victim’s home because Lamb had allegedly been telling people the man was dealing drugs. During the scuffle, Lamb stabbed the victim in the torso — something he confessed to a third party before giving him the knife used in the stabbing.
Lamb faced a possible sentence up to 2 to 5 years in the Department of Corrections. Due to a lack of prior criminal convictions, he was sentenced to probation, however, Caffarini said should Lamb violate any conditions of his probation, he will be resentenced to prison.
In addition to probation, he must serve the remainder of a 180-day custodial sentence in Bureau County Jail, pay fines and fees of $1,500, submit to alcohol and drug testing, anger management and pay restitution. Lamb must serve 100 percent of his sentence, and has credit for 76 days served to date.
He was represented in court Tuesday by Assistant Public Defender Eric May.