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May 14, 2014

NMC stabbing victim sentenced

TRAVERSE CITY — An Indiana man who suffered stab wounds in an attempted robbery on Northwestern Michigan College’s campus will spend at least 21 months in prison.

Dwight Johnathan Thompson, 36, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge after authorities found crack cocaine in his pocket following the Jan. 31 attack.

The incident yielded criminal charges against three men accused of attacking Thompson with a machete in an attempt to steal drugs and two women accused of helping them.

An ongoing rotation of court appearances continued late last week when 13th Circuit Court Judge Thomas Power handed Thompson a 21-month to 4-year sentence.

Another suspect, Ashley Ann Day, 21, of Traverse City, also appeared in court and pleaded guilty to assault with intent to rob while armed. She’s accused of baiting Thompson into the attack with a bogus drug deal.

Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Bob Cooney said Day also pleaded guilty to felonies in two unrelated cases, including larceny from a person, a felony punished by up to 10 years in prison.

Court documents state Day in that case helped two suspects steal a purse from a woman in Meijer by distracting the victim with questions about soap.

Day is scheduled for a sentencing hearing in 13th Circuit Court on May 29.

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